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The dream of flying taxis may not be too far off

What is a flying car? Even today, you've got road-ready aircraft like the Terrafugia Transition, though these have designs that have taken off from the AVE Mizar (basically a Ford Pinto with wings) to VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) designs like the Piasecki VZ-8 Airgeep Sathish Muthukrishnan, Chief Digital. Sathish Muthukrishnan, Chief Digital. Sathish Muthukrishnan, Chief Digital "The ability to …

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About Air Taxis: Australian Melbourne was selected for initial testing outside of the Americas

The test flights in the Australian city begin next year, and the hail company is aiming to offer commercial service from 2023, as announced on Tuesday. "Other Australian cities will follow soon," said Susan Anderson, Uber's regional manager for Australia, at the company's annual airline conference in Washington, DC. Melbourne will be the third city in which trials with Uber …

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A look at the upcoming astronaut taxis

Since the retreat of NASA's Space Shuttle fleet in 2011, there is only one vehicle carrying crew members to and from the International Space Station (ISS) – the Soyuz spacecraft of Russia. So for seven years the American Space Agency has paid its Russian counterpart for the crew transportation services. The arrangement is not cheap; Each seat in the three-passenger …

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Uber, Lyft gain even more market share over taxis and leases

The ugly market participation in the field of ground transportation. Rideshare companies are shaking up the car rental industry and taxi industry in the US. In at least one segment we can track – company-delivered ground transportation – both the rental car and taxi industries will be smashed. With decades of consolidation, three car rental companies, which now control 95% …

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Daimler, Bosch provides self-driving taxis in the Californian test program

The Daimler logo can be seen in front of the Daimler Annual General Meeting in Berlin Thomson Reuters By Alexandria Sage SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – German automaker Daimler AG and automotive supplier Bosch Corp. [ROBSCJ.UL] will deliver self-driving taxis in the California Silicon Valley region next year as part of a test program for vehicles city driving said the two …

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Why SpaceX and Boeing can sell spots for commercial space taxis to private travelers – GeekWire

NASA astronaut Sunita Williams wears a SpaceX space suit as she sits in a model for a crew-dragon spaceship. (1964) RENTON, Washington – When NASA's Phil McAlister worked out the contracts with SpaceX and Boeing to bring astronauts to and from the International Space Station, he made sure they could earn some extra money on the side. The contracts include …

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