(Near) Future Fictions: The Drones of Dubai

By Adam Tinworth

03/03/2017 | Could these be the taxis of the future?

If you're thinking this sounds far fetched, you might be interested to know that they've not only carried our successful tests - they're planning to have them in service by July!

For the proposed Dubai taxi service, the drones would be piloted and monitored from a "remote command center." The service could offer flights within an area of 40-50 kilometers, with a typical cruising speed of around 100 km/h (62 mph).

Air taxis are nearly here.