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Airbus Plans to Test Self-Driven Air Taxi by the End Of 2017

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Some months back, I actually shared an article on a self-driven air taxi that’s soon to hit the market, and interestingly, I heard some of you say it’s just meant to garner the needed publicity and it may not be a reality. Well, Airbus may have shown us that its plan to have a flying taxi is actually going to be set in motion real quick.

It’s expected that prototypes be ready by the end of the second quarter of the year, and that would be the only basis for it to be able to run the planned test. The company has been working tirelessly on developing its autonomous vertical take-off and landing concept through the Project Vahana.

Airbus takes the Project Vahana, an internal project it designed to test the viability and refine a prototype for urban air transport very seriously as the firm believes that airborne transit for goods and individual passengers would be helpful as we aim to have less congested urban roads. The company also hopes the project will help reconfigure how urban planners think about designing cities.



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