Autonomous air taxi service Volocopter just had its first test flight in Dubai.
The giant drone-like vehicle has 2 seats, 18 propellers, and is powered by 9 batteries. This allows it to have a flight time of around 30 minutes.
The flight was unmanned as it is still in its testing phase, which will last 5 years and eventually include pilots.
The aim for the Volocopter is to be compatible with a smartphone app, whereby you order one and have it pick you up like an Uber service.
Dubai sees Volocopter as the eventual future of passenger travel.
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