Volkswagen Hover Car: Are Flying Cars The Model Of The Future?

when Volkswagen invited its customers to think up some ideas for the model of future cars, one concept - "THE HOVER CAR" - came up which impressed the firm so much that a short CGI YouTube video was made to showcase it.

The video below shows a VW flying tow-seater zipping through Beijing. The car was powered by minerals underground, which was the brainchild of a girl in china who responded to the carmaker's call for car innovation concepts.

The idea is that thrusters on the back of the car would propel it forward.

Getting the "car" to work for real would require electromagnetic strips embedded into the roads below it, thus creating the hovering effect via electromagnetic suspension. As a prize, the girl's parents got to "test drive" the car in a simulated video. Accoding too Creativity Online, VW received 119,000 udeas abd got 33 million hits on its website.