In 88th Geneva Motor Show Audi, Italdesign y Airbus presented the Pop.Up Next, a new concept of horizontal and vertical mobility one hundred percent electric and fully automatic.
In the long-term future, this vehicle could transport passengers by land and air quickly in large cities, solving traffic problems. Inside, the main feature is the 124,5 cm (49-inch) screen, which allows human-machine interaction through voice and facial recognition, eye tracking and touch.
The ultralight passenger cabin, with space for two occupants, can be connected to a ground or air module. Audi provides project support in battery technology and automation.
“Creativity is required when it comes to developing new mobility concepts for cities and the different needs of users. Italdesign is characterized by its innovative technologies and radical prototypes. Pop.Up Next is an ambitious vision that could change life in cities in the future ”, said Bernd martens, Purchasing Director of Audi and President of Italdesign.
“There are several key actors that will define the rules of urban mobility in the future. We are proud to collaborate with Airbus, the leading company in the aerospace industry, in researching solutions for future mobility ”, added Jörg Astalosch, CEO of Italdesign, which develops vehicle prototypes for Audi and for customers around the world with the future in mind