The Auto Industry are changing. The time of resistance to electric cars has passed, now the conversation is different: autonomous cars + drones.
Well, to show that it is not wasting time, Porsche is developing passenger drones and is close to showing its first design sketch. Although there is not much to show at this point, with the vehicle the driver would have some control over the machine, but would not need a pilot's license - like other drones in tests at this point, a large part of flight control would be automated.
The Porsche sales leader, Detlev von Platen, gave an interesting fact: Leaving the factory in Zuffenhausen to the airport in Stuttgart (Germany) would take half an hour using a car, but only “three and a half minutes” with an aircraft.
This interest of Porsche did not come from nowhere, its rival Daimler is accompanying and supporting the drone of Volocopter, while the company of Volvo, Geely, recently bought the Terrafugia.
The situation is clear, if Porsche does not exploit the drones of passengers, it will be one step behind the competition.