Airbus developing prototype for flying car
Airbus Group is preparing to test a prototype of a self piloted flying car. The company created the Urban Air Mobility division last year to create concepts for flying cars.
“One hundred years ago, urban transport went underground, now we have the technological wherewithal to go above ground,” Airbus CEO Tom Enders told the DLD digital tech conference in Munich.
The aim is to allow people to use an app to book vehicles. This would save money and reduce costs for city infrastructure. “With flying, you don’t need to pour billions into concrete bridges and roads,” he said.
The company is the world’s largest maker of commercial helicopters. Therefore, while no designs have yet been published of this potential flying car, we can generalize that it may look like a helicopter.