Flying Car Concept Gets Boost in Germany
Science fiction has long promised flying cars were just a few years away. That fantasy may soon become reality, at least in Germany.
Audi, airline manufacturer Airbus and the German goverment recently signed a letter of intent to test air taxis in Ingolstadt, a town about an hour north of Munich.
"Flying taxis aren't a vision any longer, they can take us off into a new dimension of mobility," German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer said in a statement. "They're a huge opportunity for companies and young startups that already develop this technology very concretely and successfully."
The potential for flying cars has gained steam in recent years, and Audi and Airbus are very familiar with one another. The companies showcased a mobility concept featuring an ultra-light, two-seater cabin that could be attached to a drone or car during the Geneva Motor Show in March.
While the days of any car owner taking to the skies for their daily commute remains fantasy, the prospects of hopping in a taxi for a flight across town appear to be becoming more and more likely.
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