Sky’s the limit: GM unveils autonomous flying Cadillac

SourceWorld Economic Forum
SectorTransport
CountryMiddle east

General Motors has revealed a fully autonomous flying Cadillac to fly passengers above the streets and through the air. The vehicle is technically a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone and will carry passengers from rooftop to rooftop at around 55mph. It's also all-electric, with a 90kW motor, a GM Ultium battery pack and an ultra-lightweight body with four pairs of rotors. General Motors Co on Tuesday presented a futuristic flying Cadillac - a self-driving vehicle which takes off and lands vertically and carries the passenger above the streets and through the air. A senior GM executive described the concept as “reimagining the future of personal transportation”. The single-passenger Cadillac - technically, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone - will be able to travel from urban rooftop to urban rooftop at speeds up to 55 miles per hour. It is fully fully 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 presented in a video as part of a virtual keynote presentation by Chief Executive Mary Barra, along with a family-friendly Cadillac electric shuttle. Barra last year revealed the automaker was exploring such alternative transportation ...read more...