Volkswagen is investigating the feasibility of a project with flying cars

The largest European carmaker in China is exploring the possibilities of passenger transport by flying cars. Volkswagen is primarily researching the feasibility of the entire project, joining an ever-growing number of companies working on this potential technology. “In addition to autonomous management, the concept of vertical mobility could be another step towards a future alternative to passenger transport,” Volkswagen said in a statement.

If you remember the famous “Knight Rider” series, then know that today’s world is not far from flying cars in traffic. Volkswagen said in a statement on Tuesday that “vertical mobility” could be another step towards the mobility and transport of the future, the US agency said. CNN news website.

Volkswagen is researching the entire project in China, partly because it is the world’s largest car market and also Volkswagen’s largest customer. The company is now examining potential partners and concepts as part of a feasibility study, the agency said Reuters.

However, vertical mobility presents far more obstacles than electric mobility, including safety and reliability. Flying vehicles would have to move in crowded airspace, close to small drones and classic aircraft. Last but not least, a regulatory framework would have to be created, which could take several years to create.

The major players in this area are not only Volkswagen or Airbus, which focuses primarily on the development of autonomous machines. Companies such as the American Joby or the German companies Lilium and Volocopter are also at the forefront of vertical mobility.

But flying vehicles have existed for a few years. In some countries, it has even been tested with a person on board. In 2017, the Slovak company AeroMobil launched the first flying car in the world, which the Slovaks launched for the same year. But the price is around 35 million crowns and the air can whistle up to 360 kilometers per hour. However, flying cars have not yet been put into operation.

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