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Flying taxis may be years away, but the groundwork is accelerating

No one can say for certain if these new vehicles will turn out to be a real business

Daisuke Wakabayashi | NYT  |  San Francisco 

Flying cars are just starting to inch their way out of science fiction. But that is not stopping some companies from planning for flying taxi services. A growing collection of tech companies, aircraft manufacturers, automakers and investors are betting that fleets of battery-powered aircraft will give rise to air taxi services, perhaps as soon as the next decade. Some of those taxis, the companies hope, may even use artificial intelligence to fly themselves. The deal making, technology exploration and perhaps wishful thinking around this new sort of flying transportation — ...

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First Published: Fri, March 02 2018. 00:30 IST