Dubai test flying taxi (video)

The test with the futuristic-looking taxi was successful.

Dubai announced a first successful test of an unmanned electric taxi that about this Emirate flies. Dubai wants to be a pioneer of this futuristic means of transport.

No passengers took part in this test flight, said the ' Dubai Transport Authority (RTA). The prototype, developed by a German start-up, 30-minute flight with a maximum speed of 100 km/hour. There may be two people on board.

Dubai is planning to eventually integrate a taxi-flying service in the transportation network, which has a metro, bus and tram. Passengers can book their unmanned taxi and the arrival and the planned trip of the taxi follow a special application.

The authorities have said that they need five years to test and all safety standards and legislation that are needed for this new means of transport around.

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