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Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by Nobody: 6:20pm On Feb 14
February 14, 2017

The electric EHang 184 can travel at 100km per hour at 300m above the ground, the Dubai transport authority says.

Dubai has tested a Chinese prototype of a self-driving hover-taxi, its transport authority said on Monday, with the aim of introducing the aerial vehicle in the emirate by July.

The test of the one-man electric vehicle comes as the city state in the United Arab Emirates seeks to ensure a quarter of its means of transport are self-driving by 2030.

The EHang 184 can travel on a programmed course at 100 kilometres an hour (60 mph) at an altitude of 300 metres (1,000 feet), the authority said in a statement.

A passenger simply needs to select a destination for the autonomous taxi to take off, fly the route and touch down in the chosen spot monitored by a ground control centre, it said.

The vehicle, made by Chinese drone manufacturer EHang, can recharge in two hours and make trips of up to 30 minutes.

"The autonomous aerial vehicle exhibited at the World Government Summit is not just a model," authority head Mattar al-Tayer said on Monday.

"We have already experimented (with) the vehicle in a flight in (the) Dubai sky," he said in English.

The authority was "making every effort to start the operation of the autonomous aerial vehicle in July 2017" to help reduce traffic congestion, Tayer said.

The quadcopter is powered by eight propellers, the authority said.

It has highly accurate sensors and can resist extreme temperatures, it said. The emirate is known for its scorching summers.

In November, Dubai agreed a deal with US startup Hyperloop One to study the construction of a near-supersonic transport link to the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi.

Home to Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, Dubai is a leading tourist destination in the Gulf, attracting a record 14.9 million visitors in 2016.

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http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Gcc/Dubai-aims-to-launch-hover-taxi-by-July-4y5a#ixzz4YgFujnSj

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Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by soberdrunk(m): 6:23pm On Feb 14
These Dubai people sha like to intimidate their father sha angry angry

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Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by MotorConnectz(m): 6:23pm On Feb 14
wow
Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by casttlebarbz(m): 6:26pm On Feb 14
nice one...arab nation with senses

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Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by victorious001(f): 6:37pm On Feb 14
what will they not invent?

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Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by victorious001(f): 6:38pm On Feb 14
cool
Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by JacksonD7: 6:49pm On Feb 14
The future is here.

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Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by LordAdam7: 7:04pm On Feb 14
Sometime I wonder what Nigeria would have been like if our population was much smaller and had just one ethnic group.

-Lord

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Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by fuckingAyaya(m): 7:06pm On Feb 14
once is China not me if I dey air nd the ba3 low na to just say GOD 4give me nd accept me.

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Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by desquad: 7:38pm On Feb 14
fuckingAyaya:
once is China not me if I dey air nd the ba3 low na to just say GOD 4give me nd accept me.
na die oo cheesy

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Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by crazygod(m): 8:29pm On Feb 14
Bibijay123 let's go to Dubai for Valentine next year. What say you

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Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by veekid(m): 8:29pm On Feb 14

Buhari is seriously working; in fact, ah dey feel am

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Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by Ezionye(f): 8:29pm On Feb 14
Hmmm
Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by nickxtra(m): 8:30pm On Feb 14
I thought Lagos has already started this in Nigeria. Just asking

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Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by Nobody: 8:30pm On Feb 14
oh it's just for tourism I thought they wanted it for regular use undecided
Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by pwiz(m): 8:30pm On Feb 14
Taxi drone. Nice initiative.
Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by Nobody: 8:30pm On Feb 14
This shows that the ideology of boko haram" western education is haram* is unfounded in Islam. And it's more of politics than religion

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Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by ajepako(f): 8:31pm On Feb 14
By 2023 Nigeria will start making toothpick and matches....

Under the 'great ancient one'

Salut ....

grin grin grin

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Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by darfay: 8:31pm On Feb 14
While we have a lost but not found presidiot

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Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by darkckUSA: 8:31pm On Feb 14
LordAdam7:
Sometime I wonder what Nigeria would have been like if our population was much smaller and had just one ethnic group.

-Lord

Our problems are not population or tribes... Blame the old school political elite..

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Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by Kondomatic(m): 8:31pm On Feb 14
wow
Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by Lacomus(m): 8:31pm On Feb 14
God bless the Directors, Producers and actors of Star Wars, that movie is way too influential in shaping our world.

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Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by Samanza89(m): 8:31pm On Feb 14
And we are still importing toothpick....
Am also sure we are also importing tissue paper...

When intellect meets class, this is what you get...

My love for the Arabs no be today....

#kudos...

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Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by sonnie10: 8:31pm On Feb 14
G
Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by BokoHaramist: 8:32pm On Feb 14
Don't worry buuhary will also give us vehicle that uses cow milk to function.

I'm the wisest Nler, all my threads are educative.

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Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by fratermathy(m): 8:32pm On Feb 14
And Nigeria is still using Okada, Molue and Keke

Is it not the same oil money that we are using?

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Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by Pavore9: 8:33pm On Feb 14
Upon say witchcraft popular in some parts of Nigeria, they can not come up with any innovation! cheesy

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Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by bettercreature(m): 8:33pm On Feb 14
Many people will die.I don't think it can work where high rise buildings are so many
Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by abike12(f): 8:33pm On Feb 14
I can't wait to get on this. UAE is not waiting on nobody. Ahead ahead
Re: Dubai Set To Launch Flying Taxi Service By July. by agrovick(m): 8:33pm On Feb 14
Choi! And we have a group of ijiots whose sole aim is to run Nigeria dry. We have a long way to go.

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