While technology has come exceptionally far over the last few decades, flying cars still feel like they’re a while away.
Well prepare for a monumental fucking of the mind, pals, because Airbus Group reckon they’ll have a working prototype ready by the end of the year.
Through a newly created company division called Urban Air Mobility, Airbus have been looking into both individual and multiple-passenger vehicles that take to the skies instead of the already congested roads.
Rather than owning an actual flying car, they would run as part of a ride-sharing service similar to Uber.
“One hundred years ago, urban transport went underground, now we have the technological wherewithal to go above ground,” said Airbus CEO Tom Enders, adding that he hopes they will be able demo a single-person aircraft by the end of 2017.
Enders also stressed that the vehicles must use clean technologies that will not contribute to the already fecked pollution levels in developed areas, also noting that it would also cut billions off infrastructure costs in the future.
Along with autonomous flying and and artificial intelligence, a future of flying driverless taxis may not be as far off as you think. Our bodies are ready.
Photo: Back to the Future.