For now the concept, which was one of 119,000 designs submitted in Volkswagen’s 2011 ‘People’s Car Project‘ crowdsourcing competition, is just a computer animated video. The idea for the zero-emissions ‘Hover Car’ is, however, already shaping the discussion for what we might one day see driving down the road.
“The ‘People’s Car Project’ in China marks the beginning of a new era in automobile design”, continues de Meo. “In a long-term context the findings of the ‘People‘s Car Project’ will influence Volkswagen’s product strategy… If at some time in the future we are to produce a vehicle from the ‘People’s Car Project’, it will be a combination of customers’ opinions and brand tradition.”
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