World First Self-Flying Taxi Launched in Dubai
The world’s first self-flying taxi was launched at the Jumeirah Beach Park in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at the early hours of today.
The two-seater Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT) capable of transporting people without the help of a driver or pilot is brainchild of Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA).
The AAT, expected to be put into use in the fourth quarter, is powered by electricity and is highly safe. Its design comprises 18 rotors to ensure secure cruising and landing in case of any rotor failure. According to RTA.
The Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum was very delighted about this invention, he had this to say ““After the remarkable success of the first driverless metro in the region, we are glad to witness today the test flight of the Autonomous Air Taxi,”
“This is another proof of our commitment to positive change. We are constantly exploring opportunities to serve the community and advance the prosperity and happiness of society” he joyfully added.
We at Supreme magazine can only wish our dear country Nigeria to grow speedily to this enviable technological standard. See pictures.