By 2030, Dubai has a target that 25% of personal trips will use autonomous vehicles. This includes introducing the Volocopter ‘flying taxi’. Khaled Al Awadi, from Dubai’s Road Transport Authority, told us more.
The fully electric two-seater has 18 motors and is capable of transporting people without human intervention or a pilot.
The aircraft is now in the testing phase and Dubai is working on not just the technology but also the related issue of legislation and policies around autonomous flying vehicles. The whole industry will no doubt be watching the outcome closely