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Airbus Planning Autonomous Flying Taxis
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Airbus Planning Autonomous Flying Taxis

Airbus, the second largest aeronautics company after Boeing, envisions a future of flying taxis operated by artificial intelligence.
The plan sounds too ambitious when it claims to begin testing as early as 2017, but then remember that most of the technology to do this already exists.
According to Endgadget, passengers looking for an autonomous taxi ride would book a seat on a zenHop “City Airbus” drone and proceed to a zenHub helipad. From the helipad, they’d be flown to their destination for approximately the same cost as a taxi due to the cost-savings in sharing the ride with several passengers.
 Since space is at a premium, luggage (if you have any) would be ferried across town by another service, zenLuggage, while security experts at zenCyber keep you safe from hackers.
Aside from the fascination with the word zen, the plan—codenamed Vahana—makes sense. It’s also feasible, at least in a hypothetical sense.
Airbus is keeping the electric aircraft design under wraps, but it did release an artist’s rendition of what the autonomous taxis could look like.
The aeronautics company has been working on the drone-like design for two years and according to the press release, “it could soon become reality without having to wait for too many regulatory changes”.

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