Saturday, March 3, 2018

"Porsche Could Build Flying Taxis, Says Sales Chief"

March 3, 2018, at 7:04 a.m. 

An employee of German car manufacturer Porsche displays a badge depicting a Porsche logo at the Porsche factory in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany, January 26, 2018. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen's sports car maker Porsche could develop a flying passenger vehicle to compete with rivals in a possible market for urban air taxis and ride-sharing services, Porsche sales chief Detlev von Platen told a German magazine.

"That would really make sense. If I drive from (the Porsche plant in) Zuffenhausen to Stuttgart airport, I need at least half an hour, if I'm lucky. Flying would take only three and a half minutes," Automobilwoche quoted von Platen as saying.

Porsche would join a raft of companies working on designs for flying cars in anticipation of a shift in the transport market away from conventional cars to self-driving vehicles shared via ride-hailing apps.

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Flying cars.  Right. . .


TSE said...

Flying Monkeys!

TSE said...