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This private glass pod that can shift from air to land shows what an aerospace giant thinks luxury travel could look like in 50 years — tour the 'Pulse Concept'

Business Insider Logo By tlevin@businessinsider.com (Tim Levin) of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 9: Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer recently rendered a futuristic mobility system called the Pulse Concept, which represents where the company thinks air travel may go in the next 50 years. The Pulse Concept uses a high-tech glass pod, which can be flown to a destination by a vertical takeoff and landing aircraft and then transferred to an autonomous vehicle for road travel. Passengers can stay inside the pod as the Pulse smoothly transitions from air to ground travel — at least, that's the idea. Embraer says that some aspects of the Pulse Concept may make their way into actual future vehicles. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Brazilian aerospace giant Embraer expects air and land travel to look very different in 2070, if its new Pulse Concept vehicle is anything to go by. The concept — which represents Embraer's vision of how travel may evolve over the next 50 years — is basically a mashup of a self-driving car and a vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. It all centers around a private glass-and-metal pod that can be flown to a destination by the aircraft, and then deposited into a self-driving vehicle for land travel. "The concept entails seamless transportation that allows travel from destination to destination (not just airport to airport) from the comfort and security of the user's own personal space," Embraer said in a press release, adding that the Pulse Concept creates "a seamless transportation loop, moving occupants from air to ground without disturbance."Many aspects of the vehicle are a long way off — including a "smart glass window," "see-through alloy metals," and fully autonomous driving — but Embraer claims that the concept includes "conceptual and actual developments that could be introduced in the future."Take a closer look at Embraer's Pulse Concept below.Read the original article on Business Insider

This private glass pod that can shift from air to land shows what an aerospace giant thinks luxury travel could look like in 50 years — tour the 'Pulse Concept'

  • Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer recently rendered a futuristic mobility system called the Pulse Concept, which represents where the company thinks air travel may go in the next 50 years. 
  • The Pulse Concept uses a high-tech glass pod, which can be flown to a destination by a vertical takeoff and landing aircraft and then transferred to an autonomous vehicle for road travel. 
  • Passengers can stay inside the pod as the Pulse smoothly transitions from air to ground travel — at least, that's the idea. 
  • Embraer says that some aspects of the Pulse Concept may make their way into actual future vehicles. 
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Brazilian aerospace giant Embraer expects air and land travel to look very different in 2070, if its new Pulse Concept vehicle is anything to go by. 

The concept — which represents Embraer's vision of how travel may evolve over the next 50 years — is basically a mashup of a self-driving car and a vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. It all centers around a private glass-and-metal pod that can be flown to a destination by the aircraft, and then deposited into a self-driving vehicle for land travel. 

"The concept entails seamless transportation that allows travel from destination to destination (not just airport to airport) from the comfort and security of the user's own personal space," Embraer said in a press release, adding that the Pulse Concept creates "a seamless transportation loop, moving occupants from air to ground without disturbance."

Many aspects of the vehicle are a long way off — including a "smart glass window," "see-through alloy metals," and fully autonomous driving — but Embraer claims that the concept includes "conceptual and actual developments that could be introduced in the future."

Take a closer look at Embraer's Pulse Concept below.

Read the original article on Business Insider
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