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Audi gets on the flying car concept with Airbus and Italdesign, this year

Audi gets on the flying car concept with Airbus and Italdesign, this year

Italdesign and Airbus have brought the flying car concept last year. This year they included Audi-branded components with their modular flying/ system at Geneva Motor Show 2018.

The addition of Audi brings some car smarts, including expertise in electric ground-based vehicles and autonomous driving, while Airbus has been refining its top and working together with the design firm and the automaker on how to better hand off the two-seat passenger capsule between the wheels on the ground and the rotors in the sky.

The capsule itself features its own built-in battery pack, which then pairs up with larger batteries in both the ground module (aka big skateboard) and the air module (the drone-looking thing). The passenger module itself is little more than a reinforced cockpit, with large, nearly full glass doors for easy ingress and egress.

The design eliminates a lot of the issues around how and where a flying-driving vehicle would land, and what kind of expertise would be required to operate it, both of which are huge sticking points on the PAL-V, for instance. But PAL-V aims to ship soon, whereas a lot of product development work needs to move beyond the R&D phase to make this Italdesign/Airbus/Audi concept a reality.

Credits: https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/07/audi-gets-in-on-the-flying-car-action-with-airbus-and-italdesign/

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