Yes they come by passenger drones! If you are not yet in Dubai, this summer you could visit it. Starting in July, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates will allow the use of autonomous passenger drones. So the sky above the city is expected to be filled with taxi drones that will transport passengers.
The information comes from Mattar al-Tayer, chairman and executive director of the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), who announced his plan at the ongoing World Government summit.
He did not reveal any further details on whether the drones will be sold or available for rent but what we know is that this plan is part of Dubai's strategy to ease a quarter of all emirate travels, use of stand-alone vehicles until 2030.
To do this, RTA is working with the Chinese company Ehang, which allegedly has the world's first passenger radio-controlled aircraft. The flying vehicle can travel distances that reach 30 miles with a single charge and can carry a person weighing up to 220 pounds, as well as a small suitcase.
Η Ehang παρουσίασε τα πρώτα από τα επιβατικά drone της τον περασμένο Ιανουάριο στην CES και έλαβε έγκριση για την δοκιμή τους στη Νεβάδα τον Αύγουστο του 2016. Ωστόσο, το drone 184 δεν θα μεταφέρει επιβάτες στις USA μέχρι να εγκριθεί η χρήση του από την Ομοσπονδιακή Υπηρεσία Πολιτικής Αεροπορίας (FAA).
So if you want to travel with one autonomous unmanned aircraft, you will have to fly all the way to Dubai.