Earlier today we saw the amazing new Audi e-tron GT Concept and now we have details on another concept, the Audi Flying Taxi.
The Audi Flying Taxi has been created in a collaboration between Audi, Airbus and Italdesign and Audi has created a 1:4 scale model prototype of the vehicle that combines an electric vehicle with a passenger drone.
This innovative concept for a flying taxi combines a self-driving electric car with a passenger drone. 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. This is still a 1:4 scale model. But as soon as the coming decade, Audi 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.
“Flying taxis are on the way. We at Audi are convinced of that,” says Dr. Bernd Martens, Audi board member for sourcing and IT, and president of the Audi subsidiary Italdesign. “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.”
You can find out more details about the new Audi Flying Taxi concept over at Audi at the link below.