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Basic Motors Co on Tuesday introduced a futuristic flying Cadillac – a self-driving car that takes off and lands vertically and carries the passenger above the streets and thru the air.

A senior GM government described the idea as “reimagining the future of personal transportation”.

The one-passenger Cadillac – technically, a vertical take-off and touchdown (VTOL) drone – will have the ability to journey from city rooftop to city rooftop at speeds as much as 55 miles per hour.

It’s totally autonomous and all-electric, with a 90kW motor, a GM Ultium battery pack, and an ultra-lightweight physique with 4 pairs of rotors.

The flying Cadillac was introduced in a video as a part of a digital keynote presentation by Chief Govt Mary Barra, together with a family-friendly Cadillac electrical shuttle.

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Barra final yr revealed the automaker was exploring such various transportation modes as aerial taxis.

The ideas within the CES video have been launched by GM design chief Mike Simcoe, who described the VTOL as “the Cadillac of urban air mobility”.

“VTOL is key to GM’s vision for a multimodal future,” he mentioned.

The autonomous Cadillac shuttle, described within the video as “arriving soon,” contains a boxy silhouette that remembers the Cruise Origin, additionally designed by Simcoe’s staff. It options fore and aft sliding doorways and a panoramic glass roof.

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

GM declined to reveal additional particulars.

Different automakers, together with Toyota Motor, Hyundai Motor, and Geely Vehicle, have beforehand have proven idea aerial automobiles as a part of their future planning.

GM declined to reveal additional particulars.

GM shares have been up 5.8% to $47.62 in early afternoon commerce.

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