Manufacturers expect the flying car to really take off by 2025. At the moment, it seems somewhat distant, but the first prototypes have already shown that they work, and autonomous flying taxis are beginning to attract the attention of investors.
Now, Porsche has announced a partnership with Boeing for the development of vertical take-off and electric landing planes, also known as flying cars, in large urban areas. This is not the first company that launches into such a project, in fact, in recent years, the capacity of the batteries, the lightness, and the resistance of the materials have allowed the development of similar projects, and many have taken the idea into consideration.
With this partnership, both companies will leverage their unique market strengths and insights to study the future of premium personal urban air mobility vehicles. Porsche and Boeing will create an international team of experts that will study all aspects of urban air mobility. They will also work together on the aircraft design as well as figuring out what the potential market for a premium air service would look like.
We know practically nothing of the vehicle that will be created by this collaboration, but Boeing has dictated guidelines and given indications on the focus of the project, “Our efforts are aimed at developing a new safe and efficient mobility ecosystem,” said Steve Nordlund, Vice President and General Manager of Boeing NeXt. “Porsche and Boeing together bring precision engineering, style, and innovation to accelerate urban air mobility worldwide.”
In short, we just have to wait to see an idea to develop within the next few months. Meanwhile, Volocopter, a German startup, has already presented its vertical mobility: a flying taxi capable of speeding up urban transport.