The concept car that wants to fly
March 8-18, 2018 -- After debuting Pop.Up last year, Airbus is back at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show with a new version of its modular concept car.
The “Pop.Up Next” concept is a joint project between Airbus, Italdesign and Audi. Pop.Up Next features an ultra-light, two-seater passenger cabin, which can be attached either to a 60-kW (80-hp) electric powered self-driving car or a flight module.
In autonomous car mode, it has a top speed of 100km/h (62mph) and a range of 130km (81 miles).
In flight mode, an air module attaches to the cabin’s roof. Eight electric motors then whisk its passengers away, soaring over the grid-locked city. Airbus and Italdesign believe Pop.Up Next could take flight within seven to 10 years.