World’s First Flying Taxi to Soon Start In Dubai

Dubai is a luxurious city which always amazes the world by their ultramodern technology and architecture. And now again Dubai will very soon become the world’s first ever city to start the flying taxi service.

 

On Monday, the flying drone taxi service did a test flight. This project is a pioneering plan by the United Arab Emirates city to lead the Arab world in innovation.

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The flying taxi is manufactured by a German drone company Volocopter, a two-seated helicopter cabin topped by a wide hoop studded with 18 propellers.

 

The unnamed event was organized for Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed.

 

The Flying Taxi will fly without any remote control guidance and with a maximum flight time duration of 30 minutes. It also comprises of a number of safety measures- backup batteries, rotors and also has a number of parachutes.

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Some European and US countries are also busy working on their ‘flying taxis’ which are inspired by their own imagination to develop a futuristic transport.

 

These comprise of the aerospace giant Airbus which targets to develop a self-piloting taxi in the air by 2020. Google co-founder Larry Page; and Uber jointly is supporting Kitty Hawk, which is working on their blueprint of flying taxi.

 

 “Implementation would see you using your smartphone, having an app, and ordering a Volocopter to the next voloport near you. The volocopter would come and autonomously pick you up and take you to your destination,” CEO Florian Reuter said.

“Implementation would see you using your smartphone, having an app, and ordering a Volocopter to the next voloport near you. The volocopter would come and autonomously pick you up and take you to your destination,” CEO Florian Reuter said.

On Monday, the flying taxi flew up to 200 meters and flew in the air for five minutes at the emirate’s Gulf coast. The wind swept a patch of sand and Sheikh Hamdan could be seen dressed in a sparkling white robe and headdresses. He stood on the deck and looked proud as he clapped approving the new hi-tech flying transport.

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