Saturday, October 12, 2019

Are You Ready For Flying Cars

USA Today is reporting, German car manufacturer Porsche is partnering with airplane maker Boeing to create a "premium urban air mobility vehicle," also known as a flying car.

As the two companies seek to develop a concept and better understand what the market for a flying vehicle might be in the coming years.

Boeing says that it is already laying the foundation for next-generation mobility in which "autonomous and piloted vehicles can safely coexist."

A 2018 Porsche study concluded that the flying-car market will take off by 2025, offering passengers new means of "terrestrial transport, at a lower cost and with greater flexibility."

Other startups like Massachusetts-based Alaka'i Technologies and Next Future Transportation have plans to launch flying car concepts into the clouds as early as 2020.

Earlier this year, Boeing successfully completed the first test of its prototype autonomous passenger air vehicle. It's unclear when this on-demand air transportation could become widely available.

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