As we catapult ourselves deeper into the 21st century, we are continually met with technological breakthroughs that test the bounds of what we once deemed fantasy. One such marvel that has shifted from the realm of science fiction into the sphere of tangible reality is the air taxi. With their propitious promise of decongesting terrestrial traffic and elevating our daily commutes to the skies, air taxis are primed to revolutionize urban transportation. But how exactly will modern technology enhance their efficiency ?
In an audacious move to revolutionize its transport system, Seoul – the bustling South Korean capital, is gearing up to test the viability of urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles, effectively bringing the concept of flying cars closer to reality. This test flight, slated for next year, is a stepping stone in the city’s broader ambition to roll out such air transport services by 2025, according to official city statements.
By 2025, the skies of Chicago could witness the rise of air taxis, a revolutionary mode of transportation aimed at drastically reducing travel times within the city. This long-awaited innovation, which has captured global interest for years, is inching closer to realization. As early as 2021, aviation giant Airbus revealed an air taxi prototype capable of ferrying four passengers at a cruising speed of 120 km/h.
Today announced its participation in the European Union “GOF 2.0 Integrated Urban Airspace Validation” project, which is a follow-up to the SESAR JU GOF U-space project.