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Published on : Saturday, August 20, 2016
Just when people were getting used to the concept of autonomous vehicles, Airbus has decided to kick things up a notch. It reportedly has an equally amazing solution how to solve road congestion in peak hours with mesmerizing technology.
Airbus has unveiled plans to revolutionize transportation within major cities. In a blog post entitled “Future of Urban Mobility” Airbus details how it might squire travelers around town using flying taxis.
The aircraft manufacturer said it had experts pursuing a project, known as vahana, to develop autonomous flying vehicles.
Project executive Rodin Lyasoff said the company hopes to test the first vehicle prototype by the end of 2017.
Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders offers that we might tweak our expectations to first welcome something similar in the form of large taxis that take autonomous transport to new heights. The remarkable part and the major takeaway is a flying solution that will whisk you away in sci-fi style.
In the blog post, Airbus also mentions that they will provide luxury at relatively low cost in the form of a multi-passenger solution.What it calls zenHOP taxis might be available for taxi-like prices, because it imagines myriad travelers will board the aerial transport aimed for the same destination.