Driverless Flying Taxis Are On The Way

posted by Dave Arlington - 

We can’t seem to get driverless cars to work, but another country is planning for a future with a fleet of flying autonomous taxis.

The latest plan was unveiled in Singapore this past Wednesday, with a target date of 2030. The head of the nation’s Ministry of Transport told the Business Times that, by that year, you can “bet your money that aerial transport will also be a means of urban mobility.”

BT reports that the official is in discussions with three companies that have prototype autonomous one-passenger air taxis: Germany’s e-volo, China’s Ehang and Russia’s Hoversurf Scorpion.

Another country is even further invested in the idea. By this July, Dubai may allow some flights by the Ehang 184 (shown in the video above…click to the last couple of minutes to see it in action). According to Fortune.com, the Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates says he expects one quarter of all passenger trips in his country to be solo air taxi rides by 2030.

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