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Skai could be the first fuel cell operated air taxi

The design could also attract people's attention. The six-engine design was created with the help of BMW Designworks and is based on an all-round canopy that offers passengers unrestricted visibility. And yes, security is a concern. There are several redundant systems (including fuel cells) and a parachute airframe. First versions are piloted, but autonomy is announced. The project is very …

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German air taxi completes first test flight successfully

An electric air taxi prototype from Lilium Jet successfully hovered over the ground during its maiden flight in Oberpfaffenhofen, a Bavarian village in Germany. The five-seat EV weighs about one-and-a-half tons and in this first test, no problems occurred when the mouse pointer was held over a fixed point. The next step will be to try more complex maneuvers and …

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Bad loans have killed the taxi industry long before Uber and Lyft: report

The financial hardships of the taxi market in the city may not be entirely the fault of the traveling companies – the industry was a house of cards, waiting for the collapse, according to a report. A Sunday New York Times investigation The guilt of industry leaders who artificially inflated taxi medallions has increased fivefold over 12 years, creating a …

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Electric air taxi startup Lilium completes first test of its new five-seater aircraft

The German air taxi startup Lilium announced the first test of its all-electric five-seater aircraft. It was the latest in a series of successful tests for the emerging electric-flight industry, aiming to sweep "flying cars" across cities over the next decade. A video of the Munich-based company shows Lilium's unmanned aerial vehicle taking off vertically like a helicopter, hovering briefly …

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Sony starts in Tokyo with the taxi hail service S.Ride

A Sony-led joint venture today launched a taxi service in Tokyo, another important entry into Japan's unusual transportation landscape. Minna no Taxi's S.Ride app can be used today. Payment can be made by cash, credit card or a digital wallet with QR Code. The S in S.Ride is not as expected for Sony – a press release describes the service …

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Waymo One, the pioneering self-driving taxi service, explained

Enlarge / Hail our robotic taxis ("Hail!" Ha ha!) Waymo Today fans of self-driving cars have been expecting Waymo for years – widely regarded as a leader in the industry – is finally launching its commercial taxi service "Waymo One" in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The announcement complies with Waymos long promise to provide a commercial service by the end …

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