Besides the autonomous road passenger vehicle, not it time for self deriving flying taxi. German startup Volocopter unveiled the aircraft called VoloCity. The company wished that it will serve as the world’s first on-demand air taxi service and it is wild-looking. The main purpose behind this making, the urbanization and huge traffic jam problems in metropolitan cities. Now, with this flying taxi, the intercity travelling with be speedy, and tension free.
This flying taxi is designed initially for two people and with luggage. It is there to serve as an on-demand, inter-city vehicle.
Volocopter earlier raised amount of $30 million from big companies like Intel and Daimler. And now they have announced the next step in its mission to push its electric take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles into the public subject. While, coming to technical details, the electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle also features a whopping 18 rotors. They all are with aerodynamically shaped beams and a new “stabilizer” and provide more stability during flight.
While,talking about its working and flying capacity, it’s has an estimated range of 35 km, which is about 22 miles. On the other hand, the autonomous flying machine has airspeed of 110 km/h, which is roughly 68 mph. This is the fourth-generation eVTOL, or electric take-off and landing aircraft, by the German company. The VoloCity has 18 rotors, redundancy in all critical systems and a promise of low noise.
Volocopter has paid special attention to safety and comfort with this design, meeting the safety standards set by the European Aviation Safety Agency. It says it’s turning its attention to infrastructure and ecosystem development, which includes establishing its “VoloPorts” for takeoff and landing, as well as working with cities on air traffic control.
Florian Reuter, CEO of Volocopter said, “With the VoloCity we will open the first commercial routes and bring urban air mobility to life.” He further said, “The VoloCity is our most powerful Volocopter yet. It is rigorously designed to meet the demands of urban air mobility and incorporates all requirements of the SC-VTOL certification standard established by EASA in July 2019.”