Forget the DeLorean, I just found Marty McFly’s new ride. At an event in China this week, Audi unveiled a new “Mobility Concept” based on the Q3. Hey, wow, nice, cool but that’s not why were here. The most notable feature of the concept is a “multifunctional longboard” that makes it easy to go from cruising on the highway to cruising on the boardwalk.
Rideables are a growing segment in the tech landscape, with electric skateboards like the Boosted Board becoming hugely popular over the past few months. The longboard sits inside of a port that ejects from the car’s bumper, allowing drivers to quickly go from Dad Mode to Cool Dad in no time.
Apparently the car’s navigation system will determine whether you’re better off driving or skateboarding to your upcoming meeting. Also an alternative: walking. Just make sure you don’t pull off onto the side of any busy highways before you go longboarding to your next job interview—and don’t forget to wear a helmet.
In case riding a longboard with an Audi logo emblazoned on it wasn’t weird enough, the rideable has three different modes: longboard (cool), scooter (goofy), and cargo (wtf?), the latter of which will let riders put items on the skateboard and have it follow them around, like a 21st century mule.
Cars are cool!
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