Top brand unveils flying vehicle at CES

Up in the air: GM unveils flying car concept at CES

Several aeronautics firms and startups have shown similar flying cars in recent years, although there are no apparent plans for any immediate commercialization.

The flying Cadillac was presented in a video as part of a virtual keynote presentation by GM CEO Chief Executive Mary Barra.

The conceptual design for the autonomous electric drone includes four rotors and a 90 kWh motor.

'The eVTOL meets you on the roof and drops you at the closest dedicated port closest to your destination'. They basically function as an air taxi.


The eVTOL is just a concept at this stage with no indication of if or when it will go into production.

You can see it in the video available at the bottom of the page, starting at the 7:15-minute mark.

According to a Reuters report, the new flying Cadillac is autonomous and can even land and take off vertically.

The single-passenger Cadillac - technically, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone - will be able to travel from urban rooftop to urban rooftop at speeds up to 88kph. The vehicle is designed as a shuttle or taxi with a focus on building a social space for passengers to spend time together while travelling. At the moment, no finer details regarding the vehicle are now known, but the company did state that it is "arriving soon" with lounge like seating, biometric sensors, voice controls, and hand gesture support as well.

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