German manufacturer Porsche makes some of the most desirable cars in the world and it appears that the company wants to expand that reach into flying cars as well. It may join the long list of companies that are thinking about developing flying cars which may form the basis for a flying taxi service. Uber is particularly interested in the flying taxi space as it has reiterated time and time again.
Reuters reports that Volkswagen-owned Porsche could develop a flying passenger vehicle that will compete with potential rivals in the market for urban air taxis and ride-sharing services.
This according to Porsche sales chief Detlev von Platen who told a German magazine that Porsche could do this in the future. “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,” he said in a talk with Automobilwoche magazine.
The magazine adds that Porsche’s flying car plans involve providing passengers with some kind of control over the operation of the vehicle but they wouldn’t need a pilot’s license since most of the car’s functions would be autonomous.
It goes without saying that we’ll probably have to wait for quite some time before something like this materializes out of Porsche’s factories but it’s nice to know that the company has an eye on where the market might go in the future.