Volkswagen launched the "People's Car Project" (PCP) in China as an open-source online project where people can submit their ideas for the Volkswagen of the future. Eleven months later, 33 million visitors to the website and more than 119,000 ideas were submitted, and Volkswagen announced during the Auto China show last week three of the vehicle and technology concepts created by users.
Of particular interest to Volkswagen was the Hover Car concept which they made into the video above. The Hover Car is an environmentally-friendly two-seater city car which hovers just above the ground. Volkswagen proposes the zero-emissions vehicle could travel along electromagnetic road networks in the future.
"The creative ideas from the ‘People's Car Project' give us a valuable insight into the wishes of Chinese drivers", Simon Loasby, Head of Design at Volkswagen Group China, said. "The trend is towards safe cars that can easily navigate overcrowded roads and have a personal, emotional and exciting design."
PCP goes to the next phase in the coming months as an expert panel will choose winners and award prizes.