Is the future the Jetsons, not rail?

The Telegraph reports:

An autonomous drone that can transport humans will start ferrying passengers around Dubai this summer. 

The head of Dubai’s transportation agency said that self-flying taxis would start taking people across the city starting from July.

The city will use the Ehang 184 for the airborne service. The Ehang is a drone that can fly without human direction and carry a single passenger and their bag. It can take one person on a journey up to 23 minutes long. …

The Ehang is electric-powered and can travel for about 31 miles with a person and bag that weigh up to 100kg. It can go at speeds of up to 63 miles an hour and takes two hours to charge fully. 

Air taxis sounds good to me.

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