First ever public demonstration of an autonomous urban air taxi in a mega city by volocopter
00:10, Saturday, 30 September, 2017
The first-ever public flight of an autonomous urban air taxi. This establishes the feasibility and safety of airborne taxis as a means of public transportation. Following weeks of intense safety assessments of vehicle, operations and the test site, Volocopter GmbH performed the historic flight on September 25 in Dubai. The Volocopter is a fully electrically powered multicopter featuring 18 rotors and is designed to transport people by flight in city areas. Its fully redundant power trains and an intelligent autonomous control system offer maximum reliability “made in Germany”. This technology has now been tested under the extreme climatic conditions of Dubai. The demonstration fulfilled the strict prerequisites of Dubai’s aviation authorities.