General Motors unveils Cadillac flying car shuttle concepts

General Motors unveils flying car and shuttle concepts for Cadillac at CES.

The single-passenger Cadillac is technically, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone – will travel from urban rooftop to rooftop at a max speed up to 55 miles per hour.

General Motors Co. presented a futuristic flying Cadillac on Tuesday. This self-driving vehicle takes off and lands vertically. It carries the passenger through the air and above the streets.

A senior GM executive said, “reimagining the future of personal transportation” to describe the concept.

It is fully autonomous with all-electric mechanism, with a 90kWmotor, a GM Ultium battery pack with an ultra-lightweight body on four pairs rotors.

The flying Cadillac was presented as part of a virtual keynote presentation by Chief Executive Mary Barra, in a video with an electric shuttle family-friendly Cadillac.

Barra previous year revealed the automaker was exploring such alternative transportation modes as aerial taxis.

General Motors unveils flying car and shuttle concepts for Cadillac at CES.
The single-passenger Cadillac is technically, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone – will travel from urban rooftop to rooftop at a max speed up to 55 miles per hour.

GM design chief Mike Simcoe introduced the CES video concepts. He described the VTOL to be “the Cadillac of urban air mobility”.

“VTOL is the important key to GM’s vision for a multi-modal future,” he said.

The autonomous Cadillac shuttle, described in the video as “arriving soon,” features a boxy silhouette that recalls the Cruise Origin, also designed by Simcoe’s team. It features fore and aft sliding doors and a panoramic glass roof.

The cabin has wraparound lounge-like seating, plus biometric sensors, voice control and hand gesture recognition.


GM declined to disclose further details.

Other automakers, including Toyota Motor, Hyundai Motor and Geely Automobile, have previously have shown concept aerial vehicles as part of their future planning.

GM declined to disclose further details.

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