Yes, you read the title yet – flying taxis are looking to be a possibility in Dubai within the next couple of years. In collaboration with US-based flying transport company, Vimana Global, prototype trials have already been under way with the launch goal of 2020.
Jumping right into the technicalities of it all, the flying taxis are a combination of an airplane, helicopter and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) thats operated through blockchain technology. Essentially, the taxis will be completely driver-free and passengers’ journey will be controlled via drone remotes. To simplify the logistics, check out the youtube video below that explains how the whole operation is conducted.
Have a look at the Vimana Global website for more information on the upcoming project in Dubai as well as their company as a whole if you’re interested in the possibilities that the future holds.