General Motors Introduces Futuristic Flying Car
Sylvie Claire / January 13, 2021
This Tuesday, the American car manufacturer, General Motors, presented a totally futuristic flying Cadillac. A self-propelled vehicle that carries the passenger over the streets and through the air.
General Motors presented this Tuesday the prototype of its future flying car, joining the race in this field. It unveiled the contours of an autonomous and electric air cab at the CES in Las Vegas, the major meeting place for electronics and consumer technologies.
The group gave few details about this initiative, presenting only in a video a virtual prototype of the device that would depend on the high-end Cadillac brand. Several aerospace companies and start-ups have presented similar vehicles in recent years, but have not announced specific plans for their immediate commercialization.
An autonomous and flying car
The Cadillac Autonomous Shuttle presented in the video, should arrive soon according to General Motors. Its square silhouette is reminiscent of the Cruise Origin, General Motors' self-contained, steering wheel-less car. The Cadillac has front and rear sliding doors and a panoramic glass roof.
The cabin is equipped with wrap-around seats, biometric sensors, voice commands and a hand gesture recognition system. No, we're not in a science-fiction movie, but in real life. Soon the birds will have to live with... cars!
The vehicle could carry a passenger and could take off and land vertically. It is not equipped with joysticks or a steering wheel.
Powered by eight rotors and powered by General Motors' Ultium battery, the passenger could travel from one roof of a building to another at a speed of up to 90 kilometers per hour, depending on the site.
A 100% electric van in projec
General Motors also presented, this Tuesday, a more concrete initiative: the creation of a new subsidiary called BrightDrop, which will offer, from the end of 2021, a 100% electric van.