Germany has decided to support the project of flying taxis proposed by Airbus and Audi. As Bloomberg reports, the government has just signed a letter of intent to conduct tests in and around the Bavarian city of Ingolstadt.
Flying taxis aren’t a vision any longer, they can take us off into a new dimension of mobility, They’re a huge opportunity for companies and young startups that already develop this technology very concretely and successfully.
The statement from the German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer makes it clear that the German government is ready to push forward with this initiative. This project aims to relieve road traffic and give a boost to the country’s tech industry.
Audi, Airbus and Italdesign propose ‘Pop.Up Next’
Last March at the Geneva Motor Show, Airbus and Audi together with Italdesign unveiled a prototype combining a drone and an electric car. The concept entitled ‘Pop.Up Next‘ consists of a quadrocopter and a two-door city car. Both machines are electric and autonomous. We also saw a similar prototype back in April 2018 by another German company, Volocopter, who also proposed the concept of Air Taxis.
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