General Motors reveals plans for flying Cadillac

General Motors (GM) has announced plans to develop a flying Cadillac that will transport passengers across cities.

The self-driving vehicle, which is a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone, will be able to carry a single passenger, and will travel from city rooftops at speeds of up to 55 miles per hour.

The flying vehicle, which GM has said will be arriving soon, will use a 90-kilowatt hour motor to power four rotors as well as air to air and air to ground communications.

In 2020, GM chief executive Mary Barra said that the company would be exploring the development of aerial taxis.

The fully autonomous vehicle features a boxy silhouette that recalls the Cruise Origin, designed by GM design chief Mike Simcoe’s team.

It also features fore and aft sliding doors and a panoramic glass roof, and the cabin has wraparound lounge-like seating, plus biometric sensors, voice control and hand gesture recognition.

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