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Dubai has plans to launch flying autonomous taxis

The AAV can travel at a maximum of 60 kmph and uses a 17 kwh battery. It can remain airborne for a total of 25 minutes.

Dubai is planning to launch autonomous flying cars as taxis. The emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently made this announcement. For this purpose the RTA has collaborated with a Chinese firm Ehang. The autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) has been named ‘Ehang 184’. The vehicle can carry one person at a time. The car was first showcased at the World Government Summit in Dubai earlier this week and RTA claims that the flying taxi operations will begin soon.

The taxi is equipped with a touchscreen for the passengers wherein the passengers can pick their destination. As soon as the passenger selects their destination, the vehicle begins automatic operation, takes off, cruises to the destination to land on a specified spot. It is being reported that there will also be a ground control centre from where the taxis will be monitored.

The AAV can travel at a maximum of 60 kmph and uses a 17 kwh battery. It can remain airborne for a total of 25 minutes.


 

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