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Could Porsche join the flying car race?

2018-03-04 17:37

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France - Porsche could develop a flying car to compete with future urban air taxis and ride-sharing services, Porsche sales chief, Detlev von Platen, told German magazine Automobilwoche. Geely and Toyota have expressed interest in developing flying taxis.

Platen said that flying cars "make sense" and while a journey from the Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen to Stuttgart airport would take 30 minutes in optimal conditions, "flying would take only three and a half minutes," reports Automobilwoche.

Volkswagen’s auto designer, Italdesign, and Airbus presented a two-seater flying car, called the Pop Up, at the 2017  Geneva auto show.

Porsche would join many companies working flying cars, including Dubai international airport, as many anticipate a huge shift in the transport market from conventional cars to self-driving vehicles.

Below are some companies that are working on flying cars:

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