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Dubai Dreams of Flying Taxis Darting Among its Skyscrapers

Posted On September 30, 2017

Dubai Dreams of Flying Taxis Darting Among its Skyscrapers

Dubai is hoping to one day have flying, pilotless taxis darting among its skyscrapers.

Just this week, the city-state in the United Arab Emirates hosted crews from the German company Volocopter, which had an electric, battery-powered two-seat prototype take off and land.

Dubai hopes to have rules in place to govern such aircraft in the next five years.

The Volocopter's designers envision the electric, battery-powered two-seat helicopters taking off and landing from pads set up across the city.

The prototype used in Dubai has a maximum flying time of 30 minutes at 50 kph (31 mph), with a maximum airspeed of 100 kph (62 mph). Batteries charged in climate-controlled areas near the pads would be swapped in as needed.

 

Source: ABC News

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