Watch: Airbus showcases a concept car that can fly

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Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has teamed with the design firm Italdesign to create a flying-car concept, reports Car and Driver. Dubbed the Pop.Up, it is a two-seat city car with a modular concept that consists of a four-wheeled rolling platform, a passenger compartment, and a 14.4-foot-long by 16.4-foot-wide rooftop drone. 




Airbus and Italdesign's Pop.Up flying car debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Photo: Facebook


If the rolling chassis and rooftop drone are the bread of the Pop.Up, you could consider the carbon-fiber passenger compartment as the meat in the sandwich, says the blog on Car and Driver.

Airbus and Italdesign's Pop.Up flying car debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Photo: Facebook

Measuring 102.4 inches long and 55.1 inches tall, the passenger module is truly a space for storing two people. Greeting passengers is a giant screen where one would expect a typical dashboard to be. Missing are a steering wheel and/or control stalks, as well as foot pedals. This is because the Pop.Up is a fully autonomous machine that can be summoned via an app that also allows users to book and plan trips.


Here is a video of the functionality of the car.

 





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