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This Volkswagen hover car is a concept vehicle that is used for personal transportation
in the same way a modern car is employed. You must steer it, like you would a normal vehicle, but the only difference is that it’s flying in the air. So far we’ve seen a few of them, in movies that is. But little did we know that Volkswagen is already working on a hover car concept. The German car maker challenged a few of the folks in China to submit their ideas of what the car of the future must look like. Volkswagen studied more than 119,000 ideas submitted to its People’s Car Project website and chose three concepts, the Hover Car concept being one of them. The Hover Car is a two-seater zero-emissions vehicle that hovers above the ground and travels along electromagnetic road networks. It can detect other vehicles on the road while navigating China’s congested traffic centers, and its small footprint makes it easy to park. The car will be controlled by a nice-looking joystick that is quite easy to use. While Volkswagen’s Hover Car is very cool, it’s important to note that it is still a concept and that it is still a far cry from the actual “car of the future” that we want to drive. Electromagnetic highways where vehicles can be operated autonomously and continuously powered have been floated by other automotive designers. Stanford researchers are working on electric highway technology that will solve the wireless-charging part of the equation, and it’s only a matter of time until we’re all relaxing behind the wheel of a self-driving car.