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Traffic buster? Hover-taxi whizzes over Singapore, other Asian cities next

Oct 24, 2019 - 8:59 AM

German company Volocopter wants to bring the service to sprawling cities like Jakarta, Manila and Bangkok, as well as parts of India and China

A Volocopter unmanned air taxi transport flies over Marina Bay during test flight with a safety pilot at the 26th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress (ITSWC) in Singapore on October 22, 2019. Roslan RAHMAN / AFP

Ultra-luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce announces plan to develop flying taxis

Jul 17, 2018 - 12:28 PM

The British company joins Uber, the Google-backed Kitty Hawk project, Lilium Aviation in Germany, Safran in France, and Honeywell in the United States in this fast-emerging space

HIGH-END FLIGHTS. A man poses alongside screens presenting the Rolls-Royce EVTOL air taxi concept during the Farnborough Airshow, south west of London, on July 16, 2018. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Uber's 'flying taxi' prototypes shown off at Uber Elevate

May 09, 2018 - 11:43 AM

Commercialization of the flying taxis may begin around 2023, and can be summoned on-demand just like a ridesharing car

ECRM-003. Attendees view a subscale sized model of the Uber flying taxi concept eCRM-003 during the second annual Uber Elevate Summit on May 8, 2018 at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, California. Uber won't build the flying taxi itself but aviation company partners will use the eCRM-003 (common reference model) as a framework around which they can build aircraft for the Uber Air aerial ride-hailing service. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP