Flying cars? Volkswagen is reportedly looking into flying vehicles in China.
Volkswagen said in a statement on Tuesday "vertical mobility" could be the next step after self-driving technology. "Therefore we are investigating potential concepts and partners in a feasibility study [in China] to identify the possibility to industrialize this approach."
But don't get too excited about flying vehicles just yet. It could take years because of all the safety protocols and reliability of the vehicles. The vehicles would also need to operate in crowed airspace, near small drones and traditional airplanes, so all the planning of how that would work is also going to take time.
Volkswagen isn't the only company looking into flying cars. Just last month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Uber and Hyundai unveiled plans for an electric flying taxi.