AIRBUS Is Making Flying Cars To Ease Traffic.

Science and technology in this modern age is fast turning most of us into tech-zombies and just when we thought the concept of self-driving cars is the aha moment we’ve been waiting for, Airbus has decided to take our madness to the next level.

Image shows 2030 Rolls Royce Eidolon Concept Car with Omni Wheel Technology.

The famous aircraft manufacturing company says it’s working on plans–crazy plans–that’ll help decongest traffic around the world by introducing “flying cars”.

Airbus understands the threats we face combating traffic in our daily lives due to an ever-increasing population and urbanization in megacities, so the idea of building cars with flying capabilities is a welcome development.

“Techies in Silicon Valley invent hi-tech products every day. However, they still do not have a solution for one of their biggest problems: rush hour,” Airbus wrote on its website.

“In response, Airbus Group experts are looking skywards to develop radical concepts that will relieve urban congestion.”

The aircraft manufacturer said it had experts pursuing a project, known as vahana, to develop autonomous flying vehicles, Fox News confirms.

Project executive Rodin Lyasoff said the company hopes to test the first vehicle prototype by the end of 2017.

“Many of the technologies needed, such as batteries, motors and avionics are most of the way there,” he said.

“[Adding sense-and-avoid technology is] one of the bigger challenges we aim to resolve as early as possible.”

Mr Lyasoff reveals the flying cars will operate with an inbuilt electronic system that would be suited to a flying taxi model.

Just like Uber and other taxi companies, this flying taxi model would operate similarly to car-sharing applications booked using smartphones.

“We believe that global demand for this category of aircraft can support fleets of millions of vehicles worldwide.

“In as little as 10 years, we could have products on the market that revolutionize urban travel for millions of people.”

Image shows 2030 Rolls Royce Eidolon Concept Car with Omni Wheel Technology.

Airbus chief executive Tom Enders said a network of flying taxis might sound like science fiction, but he strongly believed the vision was already taking shape.

“I’m no big fan of “Star Wars,” but it’s not crazy to imagine that one day our big cities will have flying cars making their way along roads in the sky,” he said.

“In a not too distant future, we’ll use our smartphones to book a fully automated flying taxi that will land outside our front door — without any pilot.”