Thirty companies are involved in testing the aircraft that will be essential to Paris’ traffic during the event, according to the vice-president of the Île-de-France region. Regular eVTOL passenger transport routes and infrastructure are planned to be deployed in France in time for the 2024 Paris Olympics, and preparations will start soon, according to the airport operator Group ADP.
There may be problems with regulation. The timing of when flying cars will be able to fly, and when they might be regulated, varies,” says Hugh Martin, who helps cities develop transport policies at Lacuna Technologies. Several car companies are already developing aerial vehicles, according to the CNBC article. These include Chinese electric car maker Xpeng and Fiat Chrysler.
Electric flying taxis could be a reality in a few years, according to Europe’s leading aviation safety authority, Bloomberg reports. According to Patrick Ky, executive director of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), vertical take-off, piloted, commercial, baggage-carrying aircraft could be licensed first, but autonomous drones could come later.