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The Flying Taxi future is coming, but it’s Elitist and Underwhelming

by Alexis Ong, The Verge

German startup Volocopter unveiled a new flying taxi station in Singapore, but it was gone within a week.

On the bright Monday morning of October 21st in downtown Singapore, German air taxi startup Volocopter unveiled the VoloPort, the world’s first flying taxi station. Perched atop a floating platform at Marina Bay, the temporary structure offered a generous view of the country’s central business district’s most iconic landmarks. The press event went off without a hitch, though from the lingering construction crew, it was clear that this had been an 11th-hour effort.

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Flying taxi tests to begin this year claims Airbus boss

The Engineer

Airbus CEO Tom Enders has said that the company will begin testing a semi-autonomous flying taxi by the end of 2017, according to Reuters

Talking at the DLD Digital Tech conference in Munich, Enders is said to have confirmed that a prototype single-passenger demonstrator – developed as a solution to the growing problem of traffic congestion in urban areas – will undergo flight tests within the next 12 months. Continue reading Flying taxi tests to begin this year claims Airbus boss