During Drone Week in Amsterdam Audi, Airbus and Italdesign have presented their flying and driving prototype taxi.
At present it is still a 1:4 scale model…. but it could be a glimpse into the next decade?!
The flying taxi concept combines a self-driving electric car with a passenger drone. In its first public test flight, the module landed the capsule on the ground and then drove away from the test autonomously.
Dr. Bernd Martens, Audi board member for sourcing and IT, and president of the Audi subsidiary Italdesign says:
“Flying taxis are on the way. We at Audi are convinced of that. More and more people are moving to cities. And more and more people will be mobile thanks to automation. In future senior citizens, children, and people without a driver’s license will want to use convenient robot taxis. If we succeed in making a smart allocation of traffic between roads and airspace, people and cities can benefit in equal measure”.