The flying car is an idea that has fascinated humans for more than 100 years, and not just sci-fi-obsessed kids and teens. Some prototypes have emerged throughout history, including the Flying Car Hall in 1946, which could conceivably have changed automotive history completely.
With technologies developing exponentially today, it's not surprising that manufacturers are taking an honest-to-goodness interest in the concept of flying vehicles. The most recent automaker to confirm its interest in the notion is Volkswagen. The German automaker is currently conducting a feasibility study on the possibility of one day moving forward with flying cars on the Chinese market. Here’s what VW had to say:
“Beyond autonomous driving the concept of vertical mobility could be a next step to take our mobility approach into the future, especially in the technically affine Chinese market. Therefore we are investigating potential concepts and partners in a feasibility study to identify the possibility to industrialize this approach.”
- Volkswagen Group statement