• PopUp Next by Volkswagen and Audi March 21, 2019.

    Pop.Up Next Will Take Off

    Vertiflite May/June 2019

    Volkswagen AG, the owner of the Audi brand, announced on March 21 that it and its partners would build a full-scale demonstrator of its Pop.Up Next multi-modal eVTOL system and fly it by the end of 2020. The joint Airbus-Audi-Italdesign system was originally proposed only as a feasibility concept (before Audi was added), then just called “Pop.Up,” in...

  • Pop.Up Next

    Pop.Up Next
    Airbus, Audi, Italdesign
    Italdesign (Moncalieri, Italy) website

    With the Pop.Up Next, Airbus, Audi and Italdesign have combined a self-driving car and autonomous passenger drone. The Pop.Up Next system is comprised of an air capsule, a cabin and a ground module. An electric car drivetrain with the mobility of an all electric drone, the passenger cabin is transported on land by an Audi chassis and allows air travel via...