Airbus to Manufacture Driverless Flying Taxis in 4 Years – Are You Excited?

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Civilization has dreamed of flying cars since forever and mega-tech companies from Google to Uber have recently said they want to make quick, accessible air transport available to commuters.

But Airbus has quietly lifted the curtain on an ambitious Silicon Valley project called Vahana.

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Airbus has committed to have its first self-piloted flying taxi for commuters ready for production by 2020.

The craft that they have in mind can take off and land vertically. It has helicopter-like struts, and two sets of tilting wings, each with four electric motors. The aircraft doesn’t need a runway, is self-piloted, and can automatically detect and avoid obstacles and other aircrafts.

Airbus to Manufacture Driverless Flying Taxis in 4 Years – Are You Excited?

According to Airbus, passengers will be able to summon self-piloting flying taxi on their smartphone.

Airbus will begin testing its first prototype Vahana vehicle in 2017 on the University of Singapore campus

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Airbus envisions a future where personal flight is commonplace in mega-cities around the year 2030.

Can you imagine avoiding rush hour traffic by flying?

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