Porsche, an eminent automaker, and Boeing, an aircraft manufacturer have inked a partnership agreement in order to work together and develop a concept for ‘premium’ Electric Flying Vehicles. With the new memorandum of understanding, both companies are aiming to explore the face of premium offerings in the era of urban air mobility and to analyze the market potential for a premium air service.
Boeing and Porsche have decided to include Aurora Flight Sciences, a subsidiary of Boeing, to design and develop the actual prototype. Whereas, Studio F.A. Porsche and Porsche Engineering Services, subsidiaries of Porsche, will participate to implement and test the vehicle.
Detlev Von Platen, Sales and Marketing Chief at Porsche state, “Porsche is looking to enhance its scope as a sports car manufacturer by becoming a leading brand for premium mobility. In the longer term, this could mean moving into the third dimension of travel.”
Previously, Boeing had tested an aerial car prototype that could carry two to four passengers onboard for 50 miles. The test was conducted in the same month in which another aircraft manufacturing giant, Airbus had introduced its autonomous vehicle with Audi, a renowned automaker.
Porsche induces by its own Porsche Consulting that the urban mobility market will boom by 2025, and to perform at that time, the company is preparing and establishing its roots with this deal.
The General Manager and VP of Boeing NeXt, Steve Nordlund states, “This collaboration builds on our efforts to develop a safe and efficient new mobility ecosystem, and provides an opportunity to investigate the development of a premium urban air mobility vehicle with a leading automotive brand.” He added, “Porsche and Boeing together bring precision engineering, style, and innovation to accelerate urban air mobility worldwide.”