Dubai is now ready for flying taxis, RTA official says

The city is taking a huge step into the future of transport

Dubai is now ready for flying taxis, RTA official says

Dubai is one of the most modern cities in the world, with self-driving cars on the roads, lightning fast travel systems and a whole host of smart technology.

Now it seems that the city is one step closer to the future – with the director of the RTA revealing that Dubai is “ready for flying taxis”.

The city already tested the world’s first automatic flying taxi back in September 2017, making it the world’s first self-flying service. We may not be far off seeing the service in the sky.

Mattar Al Tayer made the announcement during the opening session of this week’s Transport Congress and Exhibition.

He said it is time to expand Dubai’s sprawling public transport network by using the latest technologies and innovation.

Speaking at the conference, Canadian planning expert Brent Toderian said: “Now it is time to build a truly multi-modal city that contributes to the happiness and wellbeing of its citizens”.

Al Tayer also revealed that Dubai is now ready for Hyperloop systems, which is under way in Abu Dhabi.

Soon we may be looking to the clouds to hail a taxi. Let’s just hope fares will be around the same as grounded vehicles.
For more information, go to rta.ae.

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