It’s not the first flying car, but it is a very interesting one. The Pop.Up Next is a 1:4 scale model from Audi, Airbus and Italdesign showcasing a flying taxi concept. The idea is that a drone can pick up a self-driving car and transport it further through the air. The major benefit of this concept should be the absence of the need for a passenger to switch vehicles allowing for very efficient transportation.

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