Pop Up is a name you might want to remember in the coming years. It is a new innovative response from the creators of Airbus to the growing congestion on our roads. By 2030, an astonishing 60 percent of the world's population will live in cities - ten percent more than today. So how is Airbus looking to seamlessly connect aerospace with automobiles? During the 87th Geneva International Motor Show Italdesign and Airbus debuted their new urban transport idea that could transform the future of mobility. The vehicle is the first modular, fully electric, zero emission concept vehicle system designed to relieve overcrowded urban spaces. Pop Up’s unique feature includes its ability to make full use of ground and airspace in one journey. Passengers would be able to plan and book their trip from an app. Then an interactive system would be able suggest the best mode of transport according to the specific trip and the passenger’s preferred route. Could this be an insight into the future of urban mobility?
Also referred to as 'Pop Up', the ingenious modular air and ground passenger concept vehicle consists of three main components:
- A carbon-fibre passenger capsule
- A battery-powered ground module
- An air module electrically propelled by eight counter-rotating rotors
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