Watch | An autonomous hover-taxi for Asia’s choked cities

A drone-like flying taxi whirred over Singapore’s waterfront on October 22, with the firm behind the test hoping the aircraft will revolutionise travel in traffic-choked Asian cities.

Heavy rains in the morning almost delayed the flight, but the skies cleared in time for the battery-operated, two-seater taxi to quietly fly past skyscrapers.

While the hover-taxis — resembling small helicopters but powered by drone-like technology — can fly autonomously, there was a pilot aboard during the test for safety reasons.


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