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BMW Group subsidiary Designworks is not just shaping automotive solutions for tomorrow’s mobility. The creative studio is also bringing its expertise to external customer projects – and gaining new insights for the BMW Group. One of these projects – an air taxi powered by fuel cells – is conquering realms that will always be beyond the reach of cars: namely, the skies.
This is impressively demonstrated by the project "Skai", which introduces the world's first passenger air mobility solution powered by a fuel cell drive system, designed and developed in conjunction with Alaka'i Technologies. In this project, Designworks was chiefly responsible for designing the five-person drone, also referred to as an air taxi.
From its sleek, clean design to its fuel source – the system is powered solely by hydrogen fuel cells – Skai is poised to be one of the safest, cleanest and most versatile air mobility solutions in the world.
The BMW Group is following the latest developments in the field of urban air mobility with interest. Even though the company has no plans to get actively involved in this field, solutions like “Skai” can generate important, innovative ideas for a wide range of mobility concepts.
Jan 26, 2020 at 14:32