First look: Dubai RTA’s autonomous air taxi

First look: Dubai RTA‘s autonomous air taxi

Dubai will begin trials of an autonomous air taxi (AAT), capable of carrying two passengers, in the fourth quarter 2017, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said on Monday.

The authority has signed an agreement with Volocopter, a Germany-based specialist manufacturer of autonomous air vehicles.
The move to include air taxis is part of RTA‘s effort to provide autonomous transpoRTAtion by conducting the required technological tests of those vehicles under the climatic conditions of Dubai.

The emirate’s smart autonomous mobility strategy seeks to transform a 25 percent of the total mobility journeys into autonomous transport by 2030.

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