Dubai has tested the world’s first drone taxi service under an enthusiastic plan by the United Arab Emirates city to get a leading edge in the Arab world. This will make Dubai the first city with SELF-FLYING TAXIS, once officially launched. Dubai Tests Flying Taxi to Stop the Road Rage in the City.
German drone firm Volocopter developed the flying taxi which resembles a small, two-seater helicopter cabin topped by a wide hoop flecked with 18 propellers.
Dubai Tests Flying Taxi to Stop the Road Rage in the City
The vehicle was unmanned for its test flight. The vehicle was meant to fly without remote control guidance also with a maximum flight duration of 30 minutes. It provides plenty of plans to safeguard against any errors i.e backup batteries, rotors and, for a worst-case scenario, a couple of parachutes.The volocopter was tested in a ceremony arranged for Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed.
On Monday’s test flight, the vehicle only flew upward about 200 meters and fizzed for about five minutes over a patch of sand at the back side of the emirate’s Gulf coast. Attired in crisp white robes and headdresses, Sheikh Hamdan and his entourage clapped approvingly from a nearby viewing deck as the craft alighted.
This innovation may revolitionize the economy of the UAE and assist in stopping the road rage.
Sheikh Hamdan said in a statement:
“Encouraging innovation and adopting the latest technologies contributes not only to the country‘s development but also builds bridges into the future.”