Dubai's flying taxi – the volocopter – takes first flight
Dubai's autonomous aerial passenger taxi has taken flight in the UAE.
The ceremony was attended by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Crown Prince said he was glad to witness the test flight of the Autonomous Air Taxi.
“This is another testament to our commitment to driving positive change," HH Sheikh Hamdan said.
"We are constantly exploring opportunities to serve the community and advance the prosperity and happiness of society.”
نحن في الإمارات نسابق الزمن وننفذ اليوم مشاريع الغد لإسعاد مجتمعنا وضمان رفعةدولتنا وتأكيد إسهاماتها الإيجابية على الصعيدين الإقليمي والدولي. Worlds first self-flying taxi took off into the skies of Dubai today! An achievement that will build on UAE’s track record as a country that embraces the future. We are racing ahead of time and implementing tomorrow’s projects today.
The taxis are expected to roll out by the end of the year.