Dubai's flying drone taxi service is lifting off | Engadget Today

The autonomous passenger drone service would be the first in the world

Dubai was serious when it said it wants to be first in the world to offer a flying taxi service. That’s why on Monday, it staged a maiden test flight for one of its potential taxis: a two-seater, 18-rotor unmanned flying vehicle made by German firm Volocopter, which is backed by fellow German company Daimler. The automated vehicle, which lifts and lands vertically like a helicopter, whisked Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed away for a five-minute flight 200 meters above a patch of sand.

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50 Comments

  1. Thọ Nguyễn Tattoo on May 21, 2021 at 2:42 am

    good

  2. Sj meme collection on May 21, 2021 at 2:44 am

    We the people of india can’t afford a car even…😂

  3. FinnaNut😤👌💦 on May 21, 2021 at 2:46 am

    That’s a babycopter.!!!

  4. John Sim on May 21, 2021 at 2:47 am

    In 2040 common people may be able to afford this….

  5. Antony Ho on May 21, 2021 at 2:47 am

    Errr…what’s the difference with helicopters? With that much wealth, they can fly better with a helicopter 🤣

  6. Rohan Gracias on May 21, 2021 at 2:48 am

    Reminds me of Jetsons 😋

  7. caro baez on May 21, 2021 at 2:48 am

    alo lindo video espero que continuen haciendo videos similares¡¡¡!!! Voy a continuar mirando sus creaciones. Les mando un abrazo nos estamos viendo 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

  8. tboy vo on May 21, 2021 at 2:52 am

    Well just only 5 minus "gasoline engine better..👍👍

  9. Grubetticz on May 21, 2021 at 2:52 am

    Uber has one

  10. Intro Lead Tv on May 21, 2021 at 2:54 am

    It’s helicopter

  11. 박태건 on May 21, 2021 at 2:54 am

    The vahana is cheaper than this, Dubai flying vehicle may be present though.

  12. Stephen Guy on May 21, 2021 at 2:55 am

    A drone is an ‘unmanned’ aircraft by definition – they’ve been around since WWII. If it carries a man, it’s not a drone.

  13. Couch Rider on May 21, 2021 at 2:57 am

    What’s its point ?

  14. Pr1819joy Clod on May 21, 2021 at 2:59 am

    Looks like a helicopter 🚁

  15. Eli Crowley on May 21, 2021 at 3:03 am

    Singapore is rivaling them.

  16. bigsailboatproject on May 21, 2021 at 3:05 am

    I can’t see it happening just based on the numbers. Sky management would be an astronomical feat and only 1 accident would ground everything forever

  17. MD ZAKIR SAUDAGAR on May 21, 2021 at 3:06 am

    200 million by 2050 …… Alhamdulillah Inshallah…..By God Allah Will Guidance Grace and Blessings…… Alhamdulillah Inshallah……

  18. Albert Camou on May 21, 2021 at 3:09 am

    I would love Dubai to represent my Coil power storage systems, in magnito propulsion systems. Up to 5 hundred miles per hour.

  19. Chris Theofani on May 21, 2021 at 3:10 am

    💨

  20. Malone Mantooth on May 21, 2021 at 3:10 am

    It lifts and lands exactly like a helicopter, bit it’s not a helicopter. Lol 😂. One of those 18 rotors breaks…..down they go.

  21. Mick Carson on May 21, 2021 at 3:11 am

    Once again, drone bullshit. Wtf, are you people first graders, ignorant, poorly educated, low IQ illiterates who have no idea what ‘drone’ is or means? And how does this bullshit aircraft fall into the category of… yep, a bullshit drone? What exactly is a drone anyway? This aircraft is nothing more that a multi-rotor, or I should say a Multicopter. What exactly is this ‘drone’ bullshit that every ignorant sheep keeps calling these shitty lawn mowers?

  22. iH8Snow on May 21, 2021 at 3:12 am

    this is just a mini helicopter right !

  23. scraps and tools on May 21, 2021 at 3:17 am

    this lady has a big huge scar on her chest probably when we was tortured in meddle east for being a woman

  24. Kitty Kat on May 21, 2021 at 3:19 am

    Only Dubai has guts to do such experiments in world the fucking western countries are just for name sake

  25. MD ZAKIR SAUDAGAR on May 21, 2021 at 3:20 am

    Rolls Royse develop a Drone Engine with Range of 100Km Run by Hydrogen which Can Carrying a Weight of 700-1000 Kgs with half of load to be Carried with Capable of Flying at Altitude of atleast 1000Meter From Surface ……. Alhamdulillah Inshallah Their will be 200,000,000 Drones in 10,000+ Semi Autonomous Private Cities…….Dubai Start Trail of Drone Taxis Travelling with Maximum Number of 2:100 of Population Suppose Dubai Having Population of 3,300,000 maximum Drones which Can Fly are 66,000 with Maximum 20% of Drones for Private Use Rest Taxis 80% …..The Drones Should be Self Driving like Self Driving Cars just need to Set on the Destination on GPS with Each Locality having Sufficient Drone Ports like Airports in Particular Locality To Satisfy Demand for Drone Travelling…..Shanghai,London,New York,Paris,New Delhi Can Also Do the Tests…… Alhamdulillah Inshallah Later I will Pay for getting Technical KnowHow from Experimental Tests…….. Alhamdulillah Inshallah…….By God Allah Will Guidance Grace and Blessings……. Alhamdulillah Inshallah……..

  26. Pablo Gonzalez on May 21, 2021 at 3:21 am

    The general public is freaking out over MCAS but I’m supposed to believe one day we’ll all be cool with riding/living under swarms of completely autonomous aircraft with even less redundancies 🤣👍🏾

  27. Himiko Yumeno on May 21, 2021 at 3:22 am

    I’m from Dubai

  28. LLubdeR on May 21, 2021 at 3:22 am

    It looks like a joke now, but in 10-15 years, this will be normal in the biggest citys where it takes you up to 2 hours from central to airport by a normal capdrive.

  29. burns83 on May 21, 2021 at 3:23 am

    Terrible. The propellers are supposed to be under the cabin

  30. RAMBO on May 21, 2021 at 3:25 am

    Is it possible to add small generator to fly longer?

  31. Gregory Davidson on May 21, 2021 at 3:25 am

    Is there a parachute on the fuselage? Parachutes inside are visceral
    What happens when the engines lose power?

  32. Hakim Ji on May 21, 2021 at 3:26 am

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  33. MinitureKnight on May 21, 2021 at 3:26 am

    People: this is so cool…
    Helicopters: am I a joke to you?!

  34. Gregory Wilson on May 21, 2021 at 3:26 am

    Tough luck. I pray ahead of time.

  35. Anon User 1234 on May 21, 2021 at 3:27 am

    A helicopter is better

  36. Nico Dacher on May 21, 2021 at 3:27 am

    Good

  37. Serg TV on May 21, 2021 at 3:28 am

    👍👍👍👍👍👍

  38. Mick Carson on May 21, 2021 at 3:30 am

    Drone taxi? LMAO @ the ignorant, poorly educated, low IQ illiterates. Now drone is a taxi, it’s not a word anymore, is it? PMSL!

  39. ThatLadOnTheCrossIsMyKing on May 21, 2021 at 3:30 am

    This is all way over my head.

    Tahahahaha😂

  40. Tom Smith on May 21, 2021 at 3:30 am

    You can’t stop progress, one day these things will be like model T Fords …But I won’t be around then .

  41. Humanity is the last target for Zionism. on May 21, 2021 at 3:30 am

    A wee bit haram.

  42. Sean Hardman on May 21, 2021 at 3:31 am

    What happened with this

  43. Johnattincan on May 21, 2021 at 3:31 am

    It just looks cool

  44. Miyakolover on May 21, 2021 at 3:32 am

    So what? Did they actually develop any of the technology that comes with this or they just bought it with money?

  45. New Jersey Lion on May 21, 2021 at 3:33 am

    Can’t people take the metro instead. It would be more affordable than this flying taxi

  46. randy beard on May 21, 2021 at 3:35 am

    How Many Motors can Fail and still Fly???

  47. YAU FA Hu on May 21, 2021 at 3:35 am

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  48. bebehas bebehas on May 21, 2021 at 3:37 am

    almosst every drone I see doesn’t have a protective cage for its propeller/fans. Mincing machines.

  49. shrikant sahu on May 21, 2021 at 3:38 am

    UAE promoting its own doom.

  50. Angry wolf on May 21, 2021 at 3:39 am

    I am the driver to deliver this volocopter for RTA by DANZAS

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