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Self-Driving Taxi

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Dubai is testing out a new cab service and you're gonna need a strong stomach to hail a ride.

High above the city streets a one man self-driving hover taxi is preparing for an official launch this July. The Ehang 184 four can travel on a programmed course at 60 miles per hour at an altitude of 1,000 feet. Passengers just need to select a destination for the taxi to take off, fly the route and touch down again in the chosen spot.  read more »

Flying Taxis

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Uber is working on a new way to get people around; and completely off the roads.

In order to better handle the transportation needs of people who live in big cities Uber is working on a new plan; the flying taxi. At a recent conference the company says it is looking at vehicles that take off and land vertically and can get passengers from A to B. The company did not say whether these flying taxis would be piloted, fully automated or remote control operated.

The head of products for Uber says the technology should be available in the next decade. He says one of the biggest hurdles it will face will be sharing airspace with all the drones that will soon be delivering everything from packages to pizza.  read more »

Hybrid Transportation

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It looks like the world of George Jetson might not be so far off.

Many people thought that by 2014 we would be traveling around in flying cars and jet packs. And while everyone still has four wheels firmly planted on the road, one company has a product that could change that.

Recently Arizona based start-up Krossblade introduced us to the Skycruiser. An electric hybrid aircraft that can act as a plane, a helicopter and if necessary a car. The company says the benefit of the Krossblade is that while airplanes are fast and efficient and can quickly cover long distances; a helicopter can land and take off vertically eliminating the need for an air field.  read more »