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Wednesday 29 March 2017

Automobile

Airbus shows off futuristic flying car at Geneva Motor Show

Thursday 09/March/2017 - 12:16 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Alaa Turki

Drones may be all the rage in the tech world، but what about your own personal transport aerial vehicle?

Pop.Up is a modular، fully-electric، zero emission concept vehicle system designed to relieve traffic congestion in crowded cities.

It's multi-module design means passengers can take advantage of both ground and airspace.

The passenger capsule can connect to this four-rotored air transport module to whisk rushed commuters above busy roads and crowded areas.

"I think it will be incredible،" says Mathias Thomsen from Airbus.

"You're in your capsule، you don't have to go in and out، it's integrated، it's seamless، it will be the most pleasant way of getting around town، getting to the airport. I think it will be irresistibly nice."

Seems pretty far-fetched، but Thomsen says they're actually on course to make the technology a reality in the next five to ten years.

One big barrier is the required infrastructure and regulations to allow autonomous passengers vehicles to fly above busy urban environments.

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