Dubai is a good place for innovative technologies to adopt and the latest example is Ehang’s personal taxi drone, that local transport authority is testing and planning for launch this July. This taxi drone is more an automated helicopter, that features onboard navigation systems to carry passengers to their desired location without the need for a pilot. It can be ordered via a smartphone app, fly for 30 minutes and take passengers up to 50 km away with a payload capacity of up to 100 kg.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority announced the plans at the World Government Summit that it has already carried out a test run and has earmarked July 2017 as the launch date for full operations. You can check out the promo video below.
Source: Government of Dubai