Audi has long been inconsistent with the road traffic sales market. This company has just started cooperation with Airbus and is willing to develop and design a car flying car to create a future flight taxi sales market.
However, Audi recently announced that it must be re-evaluated for this collaboration, which is a bad news for collaboration that will soon have to be effective. Audi said in the statement: "At this stage, people have already developed a new orientation for people's big city air traffic theme activities, and they have not yet made a decision on future potential products."
Their collaboration can be said to be perfect, both Audi and Airbus have strong production mains and deep technical strength, and the collaboration that integrates them has a high probability of successfully releasing mature products. And they have already taken out the results, a concept sports car called Pop.up was registered at the Geneva Motor Show in 2017 and 2018.
Based on the exquisite design created by Spanish interior designers, the basic part of this car is an aviation passenger cabin sitting on a traditional chassis. Passengers or drivers must drive it safely to a specific The helicopter airport was connected to a propeller component of the aircraft, and then the car became a helicopter, enjoying the freedom and convenience of air traffic.
And in Amsterdam at the end of 2018, Audi has already carried out a one-fifth version of the model car test, France has long allowed Audi and Airbus test flight taxis in the air of Audi's hometown Ingolstadt. However, these activities were suspended because it was more difficult to put a car flight taxi into production than originally estimated.
In this statement, Audi stressed that modular design cars like Pop.up are more complicated. The auto company said that it will be a "very long time", flying taxis, and the ability to switch from safe driving to aviation will be feasible. Airbus declined to post to the European car news agency about Audi's collaboration, but expressed that the company is not prepared to replace its strategic partnership.
Despite the technical limitations and safety hazards, there are still some companies, international airlines and technology companies still trying to release flying taxis. Maserati and Airbus recently announced the joint development of this technology, and Aston Martin released the definition of flight taxis in 2018. Mercedes-Benz - The new Mercedes-Benz head office Daimler owns a stake in a newly established French taxi company.
to sum up
People's search for the future has never been terminated, and the car trading market is one of the best reflections. Since the invention of the car in 1886, it has undergone several revolutionary changes in the past two hundred years. At this stage, the position of the automobile trading market depends on electrification and autonomous driving, but the far-reaching flying car is already in the market. The road to scientific research is also because of the continuous technical upgrade, which has promoted the development trend of the car, and we can enjoy a stronger safe driving experience together.