Unmanned Self-Flying Taxi Service in Dubai

Dubai is leading and interested in introducing new technologies to the world. Travel in the Dubai is only going to get futuristic. Dubai Govt boldly declared that it will become the smartest city by 2020.
As a part of that Dubai has recently test-flown its unmanned two-seater drone. Here is how technology changing Dubai.

Dubai has already tested driver-less 10-seater car
Around 95% of riders said they felt safe during trails of the autonomous vehicle at the Dubai World Trade Center

Dubai accomplished the first phase of an experiment to test driver-less transit technology in the Emirate.

Here comes the Self-flying taxi service, Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT)

The AAT is powered by electricity, and the maximum flight time of 30 minutes, at a cruising speed of 50 km/h (31 mph), and a maximum airspeed of 100 km/h (62 mph).

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During the test flight, it has hovered 200 meters high. It was supplied by a German manufacturer Volocopter and they are known for their eponymous helicopter drone hybrid with 18 rotors.

No combustion engine. No fuel. No direct emissions. 100 % electric. – VoloCopter.

There will be optional emergency parachutes and nine independent battery systems.  Each battery takes two hours to fully charge, but that charging time will be remarkably lesser in the Taxi version the Government of Dubai claims.

Flying car app
AAT will be available to the public via a smartphone app that would allow users to book flights and track routes.

“Encouraging innovation and adopting the latest technologies contribute not only to the country’s development but also build bridges into the future,” – Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed.

Dubai was serious when it said it wants to be first in the world to offer a flying taxi service. There held maiden test run in a ceremony arranged for Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, which it was unmanned. The automated vehicle,  lifts, and lands vertically like a helicopter with Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed and flown away for a five-minute flight 200 meters above.In future, which will also give long run up to 30 minutes.

They envision a future where you’ll be able to hail a flying taxi like an Uber

Dubai and the other cities are also hoping to start testing UberAIR by 2020. Those tests will inform the company’s plans and allow it to make improvements before it launches Uber Air in more places in the coming years. It also not informed that which all cities would get Uber Air after that initial test period is completed. Dubai’s goal to make 25% of its public transport autonomous by 2030.

With new innovations and ideas coming up, where will the world be in 10 years?



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