The Geneva Motor Show and some other similar events as well are not the place where manufacturers present production cars and concept vehicles only and sometimes you can see the future technologies related to transportation. Airbus, a company more famous for its planes, joined forces with service company Italdesign and unveiled the Pop.Up concept which is going to be a real flying car in the future.
Flying cars may seem like a thing of the future, but obviously, the future is here, and there are “vessels” sold by PAL-V, which come in a 2-in-1 form. In other words, it is a combination between a car and plane of some sort, but unlike these models, the Airbus Pop.Up is a 3-in-1 or more like LEGO.
The concept you can see here in the photos consists of three physical components, while the passengers are intended to sit in a capsule. The ground module is attached to the bottom of the capsule for the wheels, but if you want to be transported to some other place, the ground module stays behind while a large quadcopter drone kicks in and it gets attached to the top of the capsule taking off with it.
However, nobody can own Pop.Up because its designers thought of it as a service when you need it, something like Uber or Lyft. You don’t need any special skills in order to drive/fly this machine since the Airbus Pop.Up combines flying cars, self-driving cars, and Uber/Lyft.
The Airbus Pop.Up is just a concept for now and the company hasn’t even produced a prototype, unlike the PAL-V Liberty flying car which is already available for pre-order. According to Airbus, they will launch their vision of future transport in seven to ten years, with everything taken into account.
What do you think about the Airbus Pop.Up concept?