By July, Dubai will be launching self-flying air taxis that will be large enough to transport a single passenger and a piece of luggage.
The drones are an egg-shaped aircraft with four propeller wings, and they’re capable of flying 160 kilometers per hour and lasting 30 minutes from one battery charge.
The head of Dubai’s Roads and Transportation Authority said that they have already begun testing the taxis and that they should be launching regular service by July.
Also we look at the PAL-V, a Dutch manufacturer, has launched the world’s first commercial flying car – the PAL-V Liberty. The company is currently accepting pre-bookings for the vehicle, while deliveries are expected to commence from the end of 2018.
The PAL-V liberty is a three-wheeled vehicle which has rotors on the roof and the tail. These rotors can be folded while driving the vehicle on regular roads, and can then be expanded to their normal position when the user wants to take off. The company claims that the conversion from drive to fly mode requires around 5-10 minutes.