S. Korea tests drone taxi flight for first time in Seoul

서울 하늘 ‘드론 택시’ 첫 시범 비행…2025년 상용화 목표

Flying drone taxis.
They are for real.
A test flight event was held in Seoul.
According to our Eum Ji-young, this could be a common site should the government successfully commercialize the techn by 2025.
With propellers spinning, an electric-powered pilotless drone taxi took off into the sky above Seoul for the first time for a seven-minute test flight over the Han River.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and Seoul Metropolitan Government jointly hosted an event on Wednesday to present the technology.
“The government is pushing to commercialize Urban Air Mobility by 2025. We are holding this demonstration in order for citizens to actually see the development of UAM.”
The ministry said that between now and 2040, the drone taxi and the new transport system will create around 160-thousand jobs and have an economic impact of 20 billion U.S. dollars.
At the event, smaller drones also delivered letters and presents to the attendees.
“Tech companies also had the opportunity to showcase their latest drone taxi models that could potentially reduce traffic congestion in urban areas in the near future.”
It will only take 20 minutes by drone taxi to travel the 40 kilometers from Yeouido, western Seoul to Incheon International Airport a journey that usually takes an hour by car.
And as the technology develops, drone taxis will become more affordable.
“I think South Korea, we have a really strong government, the motivation. They are very motivated and they really like to help the industry. Korea has a really good component technologies like batteries and the motors so I think we are quite well posed.” However, the expert said safety standards such as air certification, operation and traffic control need to be worked out before commercialization.
Eum Ji-young, Arirang News.

2020-11-11, 22:00 (KST)

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30 Comments

  1. Emanuel Serra on May 5, 2021 at 2:02 am

    Flying car developer Moller (moller.com), criticized by investors for delayed development of his own flying car, nonetheless has an interesting idea for getting through all the safety certifications: the driver is gone and instead you punch in your destination address and the four "brains" in his vehicle take over and deliver the passenger like a piece of mail to their destination. A sky network organizes and manages all the traffic. That would seem to get rid of much of the human ego/ error problems.

    In a 2001documentary he proposed that people would have to come to accept self-driving cars before they accepted self-driving flying cars (although planes I understand are now completely programmable?)
    His car awaits a better fuel to be invented e.g. hydrogen fuel cells etc. But there’s no reason the Seoul air taxi couldn’t develop a similar or better system.

  2. Marcos Alex on May 5, 2021 at 2:02 am
  3. Erwin on May 5, 2021 at 2:06 am

    Drone taxi adalah produk China. Dibuat oleh perusahaan e hang. drone taxi e hang sudah digunakan juga di dubai.

  4. eric pham on May 5, 2021 at 2:08 am

    Altitude adjusted to distance of travel and wind direction

  5. DiamondThrust 201 on May 5, 2021 at 2:10 am

    Wow they’re a government will low corruption.

  6. peekaboo peekaboo on May 5, 2021 at 2:10 am

    Bias report by State-run Arirang. Even have the dubbed on Deputy Min.Kim’s reply > "…to Sea (see)." < alters pronounciation and intonation > Xi
    Arirang deliberate made no mention of sack of rice being used as a Human substitute.

  7. 한예 on May 5, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Made in china^^

  8. Rich Famous on May 5, 2021 at 2:12 am

    can control it by iphone12 pro max as well 😎

  9. Gabriela Herrera Ana on May 5, 2021 at 2:17 am

    😂😂😂😂😍😍😍🤔 Ano 2025 y 2040

  10. Peter Zhang on May 5, 2021 at 2:18 am

    Ehang will change the world! It’s going to be a decade defining company.

  11. ROD NET on May 5, 2021 at 2:21 am

    https://youtu.be/yltyBTb8Tt0 we have same thing last 2 year our government not support this kind of technology

  12. Luc Farias on May 5, 2021 at 2:22 am

    I see the future…😎👍😎

  13. sid25s on May 5, 2021 at 2:24 am

    eHang 216 is chinese not korean right

  14. Emmanuel Fosu on May 5, 2021 at 2:24 am

    I like this

  15. 梁科論 on May 5, 2021 at 2:24 am

    So this is where the Chynese stole theirs from…

  16. BigCooter.com on May 5, 2021 at 2:27 am

    Battery Tech ain’t there yet folks. Start putting people in there.. and flight times plummet … ~5-10mins tops.

  17. Emmanuel Fosu on May 5, 2021 at 2:28 am

    Okay now this is killer

  18. arif 3258 on May 5, 2021 at 2:28 am

    What are the safety measures if the power cuts off?

  19. Gilgamesh Chan on May 5, 2021 at 2:33 am

    Umm are we even sure people will dare ride that? We are not the point where drone technology is efficient. Just use the subways or take a bus

  20. GhostRx on May 5, 2021 at 2:37 am

    My question is, why can’t the U.S have this kind of ambition for future technology

  21. THOMZVLOG on May 5, 2021 at 2:39 am

    Looks like helicopter -_-"

  22. keithtko on May 5, 2021 at 2:40 am

    Chinese drone lol
    Just like Korean build satellite you guys are joke. Nothing but lies.

  23. Leovina Bido on May 5, 2021 at 2:47 am

    Jealousy of the comments here 😒

  24. Abhisar Choubey on May 5, 2021 at 2:48 am

    Do you guys know South Korea just revealed an upcoming 1000 km/hr Hyperloop train.. !!!!! Damn South Korea just destroyed high speed transport industry by such a big big number.. It is really amazing….. Such a futuristic country I mean it just revealed world’s fourth fastest high speed train that is so damn futuristic and now this… How insane !!! Damn South Korea why are you soooo futuristic and soo beautiful in nature with rare species of plants like Cherry trees SAKURA and the famous Korean autumn season… Damn this country is amazing !!!!!!!!

  25. JamesMimer on May 5, 2021 at 2:49 am

    그의 영어는 멋지다

  26. tooltalk on May 5, 2021 at 2:49 am

    LOL. The South Korean gov’t pumping up Chinese companies. truly pathetic.

  27. Scott Norris on May 5, 2021 at 2:51 am

    This is just another example that shows how much the United States is behind in infrastructure. Where does all the United States tax dollars go?

  28. Joe Vooss on May 5, 2021 at 2:56 am

    Super drone 👍👍👍

  29. Crayon_Logic44 on May 5, 2021 at 2:57 am

    So a mini helicopter. Lol

  30. Jonathan Wallace on May 5, 2021 at 2:58 am

    That’s cool , bet your not allowed to fly under the influence though?…awesome 😀

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