“Flying taxis are on a way. We during Audi are assured of that,” says Dr. Bernd Martens, Audi house member for sourcing and IT, and boss of a Audi auxiliary Italdesign. “More and some-more people are relocating to cities. And some-more and some-more people will be mobile interjection to automation. In destiny comparison citizens, children, and people but a driver’s permit will wish to use available drudge taxis. If we attain in creation a intelligent allocation of trade between roads and airspace, people and cities can advantage in equal measure.”
To see what an on-demand use of this kind could be like, Audi is conducting tests in South America in team-work with a Airbus auxiliary Voom. Customers book helicopter flights in Mexico City or Sao Paulo, while an Audi is during a prepared for a tour to or from a alighting site. “Services like this assistance us to know a customers’ needs better. Because in a future, drifting taxis will interest to a far-reaching operation of city dwellers. With Pop.Up Next we are concurrently exploring a bounds of what is technically possible. The subsequent step is for a full-size antecedent to fly and drive,” pronounced Dr. Martens.
Audi is also ancillary a Urban Air Mobility drifting cab plan in Ingolstadt. This beginning is scheming exam operations for a drifting cab during Audi’s site, and is partial of a corner plan of a European Union in a horizon of a marketplace for a European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities. This plan aims to remonstrate a open of a advantages of a new record and answer questions concerning battery technology, regulation, certification, and infrastructure.