30 avril 2018

Dubai's autonomous flying taxis: A reality in 2018?

Dubai's autonomous flying taxis: A reality in 2018? Autonomous flying cars may seem like an image out of a science fiction movie, but the technology already physically exists: Dubai began testing electric taxi drones in September 2017. Similar to a two-seater helicopter, the Volocopter taxi is designed for 30-minute flights to and from 'voloports,' which are basically train stations for flying taxis. But, despite the tests, experts agree: Autonomous flying taxis almost certainly won't get off the ground as a commercially... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2018

Uber signs contract with Nasa to develop flying taxi software

Uber signs contract with Nasa to develop flying taxi software Ambitious plans for electric drone-like flying cabs take step forward as Uber announces plans to test flights in LA in 2020 Uber has taken a step forward in its plan to make autonomous “flying taxis” a reality, signing a contract with Nasa to develop the software to manage them. The company’s chief product officer, Jeff Holden, announced the new service contract at Web Summit in Lisbon, alongside its intention to begin testing four-passenger, 200mph UberAir... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2017

This futuristic, flying taxi will shuttle passengers in Dubai later this year

This futuristic, flying taxi will shuttle passengers in Dubai later this year German startup Volocopter will shuttle passengers in its futuristic, flying taxi in Dubai before the end of the year. Volocopter signed a deal with Dubai's Road and Transport Authority to begin testing the flying taxi in the fourth-quarter, the startup announced last Monday. The tests will last five years. Here's what you need to know: Volocopter, formerly eVolo, has been working on its Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft... [Lire la suite]