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Published on September 28th, 2017 | by Joe Scott

A German Company Is Manufacturing Dubai’s Future Flying-Taxis

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Dubai was serious when it said it wants to be first in the world to offer a flying taxi service.

That’s why last Monday, it staged a maiden test flight for one of its potential taxis: a two-seater, 18-rotor unmanned flying vehicle made by German firm Volocopter, which is backed by fellow German company Daimler.

The automated vehicle, which lifts and lands vertically like a helicopter, whisked Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed away for a five-minute flight 200 meters above a patch of sand.

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