Porsche and Boeing to work together on flying car
Porsche and aircraft manufacturer Boeing are to work together on what the companies describes as an exploration of the “premium urban air mobility market”, taking urban transportation into airspace.
Engineers from the companies will form an international to investigate the viability of a flying car. As yet, a product name and timeframe have not been announced.
The engineers are said to in the process of planning and testing a prototype flying vehicle, which is being built in conjunction with Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences with engineers from Boeing and Porsche also lending their expertise.
“Porsche is looking to enhance its scope as a sports car manufacturer by becoming a leading brand for premium mobility,” said Detlev von Platen, member of the executive board for sales and marketing at Porsche.
In the longer term, this could mean moving into the third dimension of travel.”
“We are combining the strengths of two leading global companies to address a potential key market segment of the future.”
Steve Nordlund, vice president of Boeing NeXt, a future mobility division of the aerospace company, added: “This collaboration builds on our efforts to develop a safe and efficient new mobility ecosystem, and provides an opportunity to investigate the development of a premium urban air mobility vehicle with a leading automotive brand.
“Porsche and Boeing together bring precision engineering, style and innovation to accelerate urban air mobility worldwide.”