In recent months several times its reported that Airbus is preparing the marketing of its first flying car. Now, this is already happening - or at least its prototype. During the 87th international motor show in Geneva, Italdesign and Airbus present to the world Pop.Up - the first modular, all-electric transport system designed to ease traffic in the crowded metropolises. Pop.Up provides a modular system for multi-modal transport by land and by air. The idea is the result of joint vision of Italdesign and Airbus on decisions related to the fight against transport challenges in overcrowded megacities worldwide. Considering the huge projected increase in congestion by 2030, the two companies decided to join their engineering knowledge to achieve sustainable, multi-modal urban mobility system. This led to the creation of the concept of Pop.Up.
Pop.Up system contains three basic components:
- platform with artificial intelligence that manages the complexity of travel and offers alternatives, while also providing a smooth and comfortable ride
- transport means in the form of a travel capsule designed to bind to two independent electric module (module ground and air module). Other means of transport could also be attached to the capsule Up.
- interactive system communicating with a passenger in a completely virtual environment
Pop.Up capsule combines the flexibility of a small two-seater ground vehicle with the freedom and speed of vertical takeoff and landing air machines. The mode of action of Pop.Up is simple: travelers plan their trip and book it in an easy to use application. The system automatically offers the best transport solution over time, traffic flow and the individual requirements of the user, connecting air or ground unit.