Presented the final version of the flying taxi VoloCity
Remember the movie "The Fifth Element" where Bruce Willis plays the role of a taxi driver's flying? I'm sure many who watched the action comedy dream to vehicles hovering over the earth existed in reality. Well, the scenes that were shown in the film, slowly come into our daily lives. At least, the active development of a flying taxi happening in the US and Germany. Particular successes makes the German company Volocopter - she recently told exactly which devices will transport people and will look like landing pad.
Aircraft received VoloCity name and fully comply with the requirements of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Before presenting the final version of the company for several years I have experienced three test options. All of them are more than 1000 pre-flight, in which engineers have identified their weaknesses. In the fourth version VeloCity they have been fixed and now the company is confident that these vehicles will carry passengers, when they officially launch the taxi service.
Flying taxi VoloCity
Externally VoloCity apparatus similar to the helicopter, but instead it is equipped with one screw rotor 18 - thanks to such a construction, the machine makes less noise. I think those two people who will be able to fit in the cabin of the compact device will be very grateful to its quiet operation. Also, they will enjoy a relatively short time of flight - if you believe the company's vehicles can accelerate to 110 kilometers per hour. May disappoint the only one - on a single charge unit can be overcome only 35 kilometers.
The development of a flying taxi engaged even the Russian company "Kamaz"
When the flying taxi?
The company has not yet named the date of the official launch of the taxi service. However, it is already planned to test the device at the end of 2019 in Singapore. Probably, if the machine proves its safety, the company will be able to get permission to passenger flights and the commission has finally launched the long-awaited service. Although the company still needs to work on the construction of runways called VoloPorts. Nearby buildings will be comfortable with them, where passengers can wait for their aircraft.
Place a flying taxi waiting
Perhaps, Volocopter company can set an example to other organizations - she developed her idea for a fairly short period of time. The form of it appeared in 2011, and its history has attracted more than 35 million euros. They liked the idea even representatives from Intel, whose processors are installed in the billions of computers and laptops worldwide.
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Flying taxi Uber
The same rate of development can boast except that the US company Uber, which is also engaged in the creation of service flying taxi. In 2018 she presented a prototype of its aircraft, and announced that the first passenger flights will be made as early as 2020. In contrast to the German VoloCity taxi, the American version is more like a huge quadrocopter. In this case, the passenger compartment can fit four passengers immediately.
Flying taxi Uber
Probably, formation flights will cost passengers cheaper. It seems that in the future in all sorts of services to search for travel will be a section with fans of air taxi. What do you think? Write in the comments.