Imagine a world where should you find yourself stuck in traffic, your car could vertically take off into the air and fly you to your destination? that’s exactly what airbus x italdesign’s latest drone-car prototype, presented at the geneva motor show 2017, is designed to do. the aptly named ‘pop.up’ system consists of a passenger capsule that works just as well on the road as it does in the sky, thanks to it’s two different and independent electric propelled modules, one for the ground and one for the air. when the vehicle finds itself in highly congested traffic, the capsule disconnects from the ground module and is carried up into the sky by a 5 by 4.4 metre air module propelled by eight rotors. in such situations, pop up becomes a self-piloted flying car, taking advantage of the third demension to get from A to B efficiently whilst avoiding traffic.