These people-carrying drones will be cruising the skies by July
The head of Dubai's transportation agency said that self-flying taxis would start taking people across the city starting from July.
Fantastic leap forward in the transport world, and frankly, impressive. The chosen model is a EHange 184, a Chinese made drone, which has already flown in Dubai's skies.
As for the drone's flying capacity, it was said that it has a speed of 100 miles per hour and it can fly up to 31 miles on a single charge.
The Ehang 184 is a drone that can carry one passenger with a maximum weight of 220 pounds.
The firm claims that during use a passenger will select a destination using an on-board touchscreen and an intelligent flight control system will then guide the vehicle to its destination.
Seeking to reassure public about safety of the vehicle, Mattar al-Tayer, RTA director general and chairman, said they have "addressed the highest levels of security in the designing and manufacturing of the EHang184".
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As reported by the Associated Press, it remains to be seen whether the four-legged, egg-shaped drone could one day become an alternative to congested roads in the region, but Dubai's investment into futuristic technologies does indicate this may one day be the case.
The first drone taxi service in Dubai is set for lunch in July 2017.
The initiative, announced at the ongoing World Government Summit in Dubai, is in line with Dubai's strategy to have driverless trips account for 25 per cent of total individual trips in the emirate by 2030.
The drone was unveiled in a flight over Dubai's Burj Al Arab, the sail-shaped luxury hotel that is the fourth-tallest hotel in the world, the AP reported.
It's also not particularly fast, clocking a top speed of 100mph.
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