Our vision becomes reality: Dubai’s government “Roads and Transport Authority” (RTA) has signed an agreement with us regarding the regular test mode of Autonomous Air Taxis (AAT) in the emirate. The test will start in the fourth quarter of 2017, and the project has been scheduled to run for five years.
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We are focused on making flying an option for everyone and on re-inventing mobility in urban areas. In 2011, we established our place in aviation history with the world´s first manned flight of an electric multicopter. The introduction of our latest model, Volocopter 2X, has made us a global leader when it comes to safety and autonomous flying.
18 rotors, fully redundant power trains and an intelligent autonomous control system offer maximum reliability “made in Germany”. Now this technology will experience further testing in Dubai under extreme climatic conditions. We see Dubai as the pioneer for a huge evolving market and are convinced that many other metropolitan areas will follow.
For years, our team has developed not only the technology for quiet, safe and emission-free flying, but we are also a pioneer when it comes to close cooperation with aviation authorities and the definition of standards for infrastructure and reliable operation. We now have a fantastic opportunity to work with the RTA on the development and testing of the entire future ecosystem for safe autonomous air transport using Dubai as a first showcase project.
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