It is not only the personal flight sci-fi fans and startups that are interested in the development of the speeding car. The Airbus company, a joint venture of European multinational governments, has also joined the competition. The company claims to be developing a pilot without a pilot for future air rentals, it will be a VTOL, but its curved airfoil can save fuel while flying. Airbus claims to be launching a prototype of a viable test flight this year, expecting the big aircraft manufacturer to take off.
Engineering is a compromise between scientific research and economic benefits. A group of MIT or Stanford graduates can develop a speeding machine that costs more than a million dollars regardless of cost, but the excitement of a successful test flight will be how to enter the mass market to achieve its The vision is worrying. As for the air taxi concept proposed by Airbus, even if such a speeding vehicle is developed, whether it is cost-effective and real passengers is still a big problem. If you are waiting for an unmanned car to rent VTOL, I advise you not to hold your breath. Relax first and wait for enough patience.
German Federal Minister of Communications Andreas 朔il said on the 11th that it will soon create legal conditions for the "air taxi" to be put into use in Germany. European Airbus released the first "air taxi" on the same day. The unmanned electric passenger plane, called Urban Airbus, uses vertical take-off and landing technology. It has four dual-rotors and is powered by four batteries. It can carry up to four people and can fly at speeds of up to 120 kilometers per hour. It will provide safe and environmentally friendly peer-to-peer personal travel services in future cities.