today i learned – mon 26th mar 2018

you know the other day when we had that post about a flying car called pal-v liberty? ✈️

well, it would appear that audi, airbus and italdesign have now got in on the action too πŸ˜…

#tdil all about the new pop.up next flying car concept πŸ‘πŸ»

this whole ‘flying car of the future’ thing seems to come in and out of popularity every few years πŸ™ƒ … usually consisting of weird car plane type contraptions that shouldn’t be a thing πŸ™ˆ

this time, however, audi, airbus and italdesign have teamed up to show us a concept that looks nothing like an awkward flightless plane when it’s on the ground but just like a mad drone when it’s in the air 🚁

as you saw up there ^^ it’s called ‘pop.up next’ and it’s a modular take on the flying car. that basically means that the whole creation is built around a passenger compartment that features two seats and a giant screen πŸ–₯

this compartment can be attached to either four wheels and an electric motor (courtesy of audi) for road use or a crazy drone looking thing with four propellers (courtesy of airbus) for flying times πŸ‘πŸ»

thanks to the setup that airbus have created, you don’t need a runway! πŸ™ŒπŸ» which is pretty ideal for inner city life and traffic avoidance 😏

all power is brought to you by electricity #becausefuture … so, regardless of whether you’re flying or driving, you’ll be completely silent and emission free … which is good for the polar bears but bad for unsuspecting birds or badgers that happen to be passing πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

now, you’ve probably noticed the distinct lack of control mechanisms in the cockpit (cabin? … not sure what it is when it flies and drives 😳), that’s because you have no actual control over it … pop.up next is entirely autonomous πŸ€–

all you get is a 42-inch screen that tells you the news etc and is controlled through speech, voice recognition, touch or clever eye-tracking tech 😱

none of the three brands have commented as to whether you’ll actually be able to buy a pop.up next or not … but they have posed it as what is basically a taxi service on steroids (as you’ll see from that previous video).

as mad as it looks and as much as i love driving … there are many many days that i wouldn’t mind having a car that could basically be picked up by a drone 😍 just imagine life without m1 congestion β™₯️ o.m.actual.g that is the thing of dreams πŸ€™πŸ»

anyway, that’s another fact done! hopefully you enjoyed … these tech ones are pretty fun 😁

have a sick day 😘 #tdil

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we’ve had far too many actually informative posts this year πŸ™ˆ the blog is actually becoming credible!? hmmm, you can make up your own mind by reading more ->here<-

(images were soooo easy today πŸ™ŒπŸ» thank god for media websites 😏 all came from the audi mediacenter ->here<-)

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