The concept of an air taxi is not new. We have always seen air taxis in cartoons or sci-fi movies and imagined how cool will it be if these things would actually ever be invented. There have been documented ideas and research on air taxis and very recently, Audi along with Airbus and the federal chancellery in Berlin have signed a letter of intent to start what they are calling the 'Urban Air Mobility Project'.
At the Geneva Motor Show in March, Audi, the Audi subsidiary Italdesign and Airbus presented Pop Up Next, an all-electric, fully automated concept for horizontal and vertical mobility.
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The first step has been taken and even though it will be many years since we actually see one of these flying around in the city, we cannot help but get excited.