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Dubai set to trial electric multicopter for drone taxi service

07/03/2017
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July 3, 2017 -- German startup Volocopter will shuttle passengers in its futuristic, flying taxi in Dubai before the end of the year. Volocopter has signed a deal with Dubai's Road and Transport Authority to begin testing the flying taxi in the fourth-quarter of 2017. The tests will last five years.

Unlike the previous plan of using one-seater unmanned autonomous air taxis, the authority will utilise two-seater vehicles that have an autopilot or autonomous flying feature but will be manned.


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