31 Oct '16, 12am

Airbus Vahana robot air taxi

Airbus Vahana robot air taxi

For the last two years, Airbus Helicopters has been working on a breakthrough design that could soon become reality without having to wait for too many regulatory changes. So far, it has been kept under wraps. Developers in France and Germany are working on an electrically operated platform concept for multiple passengers. The aerial vehicle, which goes by the working title of CityAirbus, would have multiple propellers and also resemble a small drone in its basic design. While initially it would be operated by a pilot - similarly to a helicopter - to allow for quick entry into the market, it would switch over to full autonomous operations once regulations are in place, directly benefitting from Skyways and Vahana's contribution.

Full article: http://www.electricvehiclesresearch.com/articles/10138/ai...

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