DUBAI READY TO ROLL OUT WORLDS 1ST DRONE TAXIS BY JULY (video)😁🏃🏃
You know how they say America is the land where dreams come true? Don’ believe the hype because without a doubt Dubai has held this title for the past 10 to 15 years in my opinion.
I mean just check the catalogue, Dubai is the only place ion the world where you can go to see the tallest building ever made 🏙 (the Burj Khalifa), the largest mall ever built (The Dubai Mall), the largest indoor theme park ever constructed, underwater hotels, the worlds only 7star hotel and they even built “the world”. And now in 2017 they just had to take it to the next level with the roll out of the world’s first Flying taxis. 😁👏🏽
No you’re not reading wrong, Dubai has tested a Chinese prototype of a self-driving hover-taxi, its transport authority said on Monday, with the aim of introducing the aerial vehicle in the emirate by July.
The test of the one-man electric vehicle comes as the city state in the United Arab Emirates seeks to ensure a quarter of its means of transport are self-driving by 2030.
The EHang 184 can travel on a programmed course at 100 kilometres an hour (60 mph) at an altitude of 300 metres (1,000 feet), the authority said in a statement. The new version has an endurance of about 30 minute flying time. This is about 30 mile range. The drones can handle a flier and a small bag weighing up to a combined total of 220 pounds.
A passenger simply needs to select a destination for the autonomous taxi to take off, fly the route and touch down in the chosen spot monitored by a ground control center, it said.