Fly from Dubai to Abu Dhabi
Soon the daily commute to Abu Dhabi from Dubai will be revolutionised.
Plans of a flying taxi are underway as Airbus as ideas of an autonomous flying vehicle will transport passengers between the two cities. Flight tests of the first vehicle prototypes will be carried out at the end of next year.
Rodin Lyassof, the project executive of A3, Airbus Group’s innovation unit, said “Many of the technologies needed, such as batteries, motors and avionics, are most of the way there.”
“We believe that global demand for this category aircraft can support fleets of millions of vehicles worldwide.” He added.
This exciting and upcoming project will need reliable sense-and-avoid technology, which is actually being introduced in cars by companies such as Google!
“I’m not big fan of Star wars, but it’s not crazy to imagine that one day our big cities will have flying cars making their way along roads in the sky,” says Tom Enders, Airbus Group’s chief executive.
We can’t wait to see how this turns out!