Last week, the world’s first certified multicopter ‘Volocopter VC 200’ which is created by German firm e-Volo, flew in the sky of Dubai for the first time. Volocopter is a private, two-seater, all-electric 18-rotor vehicle. The Volocopter has composed by mostly of carbon fiber composites and its weight is about 1,000 pounds.
According to e-Volo, vertical take-off and landing aircraft (VTOL) is “very easy to fly.” It can be operated with one-handed from the joystick.
This planed by the United Arab Emirates, who wants to keep himself at the forefront of this invention in the world. This flying taxi is being developed by the German drone company Volocopter.
This company has built a 2-seater helicopter cabin with a wide hoop with 18 propellers installed on it. This Flying Taxi was tested without any name at a function organized for Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed of Dubai.
The ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that 25 percent of passenger journeys in the city to be done by driverless vehicle by 2030.
This cab will be flown separately from the drone without a remote control and it can fly up to a maximum of 30 minutes at a time. Several measures have also been taken to prevent the accident in this taxi, in which: additional batteries, rotors and two parachutes will also be kept in very bad condition.
The Volocopter is involved in a race with more than a dozen European and American companies who are working on similar transport project which will be seen in the future. This concept is very much high in compare to driverless cars and electric cars.
This plan includes a large Airbus, which will be a self-pilot taxi by 2020. A company named Kitty Hawk which is supported by Google’s co-founder Larry Page has also got the support of Uber, which is engaged in making their own flying taxis.
Volocopter CEO Florian Reuter said that it will be extremely advanced technology in which you can book this flying taxi from your smartphone, after that you can get a non-pilot taxi and reach your destination by reaching the nearby Volo-port. This flying taxi can be reached to any desired destination via GPS.