General Motors on Tuesday displayed a futuristic flying Cadillac — a self-driving vehicle which takes off and lands vertically and carries the traveler over the roads and through the air.
A senior GM executive depicted the idea as “reimagining the future of personal transportation.”
The single-traveler Cadillac — technically, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone — will have the option to make a trip from urban rooftop to urban rooftop at speeds up to 55 miles for every hour.
It is completely autonomous and all-electric, with a 90kW motor, a GM Ultium battery pack and an ultra-lightweight body with four pairs of rotors.
The flying Cadillac was introduced in a video as part of a virtual keynote presentation by Chief Executive Mary Barra, alongside a family-friendly Cadillac electric transport.
Barra a year ago uncovered the automaker was investigating such elective transportation modes as aerial taxis.
The ideas in the CES video were presented by GM design chief Mike Simcoe, who portrayed the VTOL as “the Cadillac of urban air mobility”.
“VTOL is key to GM’s vision for a multimodal future,” he said.
The autonomous Cadillac transport, portrayed in the video as “arriving soon,” highlights a boxy silhouette that reviews the Cruise Origin, likewise planned by Simcoe’s group. It includes front and aft sliding doors and a panoramic glass roof.
The cabin has wraparound lounge-like seating, in addition to biometric sensors, voice control and hand gesture recognition.
GM declined to unveil further subtleties.
Different automakers, including Toyota Motor, Hyundai Motor and Geely Automobile, have recently demonstrated concept aerial vehicles as a feature of their future arranging.
GM shares were up 6.2 percent to $47.82.
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