Dubai - Mubasher: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has signed an agreement with the German VOLOCOPTER Company to launch the first vehicle capable of carrying two passengers.
The trial operation of this taxi will begin gradually in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to a press release.
RTA has also extended the test run of its manned Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT) to meet all operational requirements of safety and security for these type of vehicles.
The Autonomous Air Taxi has a variety of unique features highlighted by top security and safety standards, as well as multiple redundancy in all critical components such as propellers, motors, power source, electronics and flight controls.
The AAT is charcterised by luxurious interiors and leather seating for two persons. It is also environment-friendly as it is powered by clean electricity, has very low noise. It has a maximum flight time is approximately 30 minutes at a cruise speed of 50 kilometer per hour (km/h), and a maximum airspeed of 100 km/h.