Watch: Airbus showcases Pop.Up concept, an all electric autonomous flying car - The Financial Express

Watch: Airbus showcases Pop.Up concept, an all electric autonomous flying car

If the self-driving flying car is perfected, a question remains if the infrastructure and government regulations will support its movement

By: | Published: March 9, 2017 12:06 PM
Pop.Up is artificial intelligence driven, and it connects to two different electric propelled models

Airbus has taken the solution to easing congestion on city roads from the ground to the sky. The brand showcased a concept of a autonomous flying car. It is quite an amalgamation of a drone and a small city car. The concept was unveiled at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show. It is called Pop.Up, and is a modular, fully-electric and zero emission vehicle. A regular car at first sight, but it comes with a drone like attachment which takes the passenger capsule in the airspace. Although it sounds like a far-fetched idea, the company is currently in process of developing the tech to bring Pop.Up into reality in the new five to ten years.

Even if the self-driving flying car is perfected, a question remains if the surrounding infrastructure and government regulations will allow its movement in the city sky. But Airbus is hopeful that the barriers relation to infrastructure and regulations will evolve along with the technological advancement in some years.

Pop.Up is artificial intelligence driven, and it connects to two different electric propelled models - one wheeled module for ground and one rotored module so it is airborne. It has an interactive module inside to allow the passengers to choose destination and perform other functions like select music or use navigation.

Passengers can plan and book their journey using an app on their smart device. As more and more brands shift towards autonomous systems, concepts like these would invite more collaborations in the automotive and the aviation industries.

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