Dubai Announces Single-Passenger UAS Taxi Service

Dubai Announces Single-Passenger UAS Taxi Service

By: Spencer R. Wood

Dubai announced this week that an autonomous unmanned aircraft system (UAS) would begin providing single-passenger taxi service in that city as early as July. The UAS that is expected to launch this new era of driverless air travel is manufactured in China, and already has flown test runs in Dubai skies. 

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Uber Helping Build Towards Future of On-Demand Air Transportation

Uber Helping Build Towards Future of On-Demand Air Transportation

By: Ramsey A. Ammar

Last October, Uber announced its intention to enter the aviation industry when it published its 98-page white paper, titled “Fast-Forwarding to a Future of On-Demand Urban Air Transportation.” The white paper explores the development of what is referred to as a vertical take-off and landing (or “VTOL”) aircraft. According to Uber, VTOLs will enter the market being operated by pilots, with autonomy being implemented over time, as users and regulators become more comfortable with the technology and see statistical proof that autonomy provides greater levels of safety than human pilots. 

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