Volkswagen Unveils Four-person Drone Taxi Prototype
Car manufacturer Volkswagen is thinking of producing not only driving but also flying passenger vehicles in the future. This is evident from the unveiling of a prototype eVTOL called Flying Tiger. The four-person drone taxi was developed by the Vertical Mobility division of Volkswagen Group China, a business unit dedicated to innovative transport concepts.
Volkswagen Flying Tiger drone taxi
Small-scale passenger transport is still mainly ground-based. But the third dimension may also play a major role in the future. Under the heading of Urban Air Mobility (UAM), experiments are underway worldwide with electrically powered aircraft that can take off and land vertically, the so-called eVTOLs. These should enable low-cost short- and medium-haul flights in and around urban areas.
Volkswagen also wants to experiment with UAM. This led to the creation of the Vertical Mobility division, which recently unveiled the prototype of an electric drone taxi. The Flying Tiger EVTOL…