GM reveals futuristic flying Cadillac at CES

  • GM reveals futuristic flying Cadillac at CES

GM reveals futuristic flying Cadillac at CES

The General Motors world headquarters building is shown September 17, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan.

The concept vehicles were revealed during the firm's morning remarks at the tech conference that is being held virtually for the first time due to the lingering coronavirus pandemic.

Moments after GM shared the video, its stock saw uptick of 8.8 percent to $48.95 a share that boosted its market cap to roughly $70 billion.

GM design chief Mike Simcoe further added that "VTOL is key to GM's vision for a multimodal future", and he believes that the vehicle can be "the Cadillac of urban air mobility" as well.

The other concept vehicle shown off during the presentation was Cadillac's autonomous vehicle.

Let's go for a drive
Let's go for a drive. Image screenshot  GENERAL MOTORS Flying high. Image screenshot  GENERAL MOTORS

The conceptual design for the autonomous electric drone includes four rotors and a 90 kWh motor. You would basically go to the roof and hop in one, program your destination and allow yourself to be flown there in utmost comfort and, most importantly, privacy.

And the system is powered by the rider's voice and hand gestures, such as snapping pictures and turning lights on or off.

Cadillac confirmed some details of the upcoming electric sedan, including all-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, and a four-quadrant glass roof.

Cadillac also said the Celestiq will have a "pillar-to-pillar freeform display" for the driver and front passenger, with individual screens for both passengers.

A senior GM executive described the concept as "reimagining the future of personal transportation".