It’s the ultimate mash up. A self-driving electric car combined with a passenger drone. At Drone Week in Amsterdam Audi, Airbus and Italdesign have unveiled a flying and driving prototype called ‘Pop.Up Next’. Audi says, in the first public test flight, the flight module accurately placed a passenger capsule on the ground module, which then drove from the test grounds autonomously.
The prototype is still a 1:4 scale model. But Audi says – within the next decade – its customers could use a convenient and efficient flying taxi service in large cities – in multi-modal operation, in the air and on the road. Without changing vehicles, passengers will enjoy their leisure time, relax, or work.