Unmanned Flying Taxi from German

Germany Released “VoloConnect” the Flying Taxi

VoloConnect the flying taxi that helps you travel faster

Two German billionaires Alexander Zosel and Stephan Wolf, founded an airline company, namely Volocopter. It focuses on making multi-motor helicopters powered by electricity. And now it works on building a commercial helicopter-shaped air transport specially designed for flying taxis. Its flying taxi is “VoloConnect”.

Volocopter has launched an unmanned flying taxi similar to a drone to transport passengers around the city. Their flying taxi can seat 3 to 4 passengers. Furthermore, it can travel within a range of 100 kilometers.

So, the passengers can get suitable for traveling around the city. In addition to avoiding road congestion, this air transportation can also reduce air pollution.

Flying Taxi from Future

Design and features

VoloConnect has the appearance of a hybrid design. The way it takes off is similar to a helicopter, which flies vertically. The VoloConnect has 6 propellers. Those are parallel to the fuselage and connected directly to the two wings.

It is equipped with 6 electric motors, 2 big fans on the right and left, and 3 wheels. The wheels are pull-able when taking off and out when landing. Similar to the airplane wheel system, when take-off, the wheels enter into the airplane chart. When landing, the wheels reappear to hold the aircraft’s load and stop the plane when it lands.

The company says the flying taxi has a flying speed of around 180 km/h and a top speed of 250 km/h.

Florian Reuter, the CEO of Volocopter, said that this flying taxi would help people move quickly within the city for long distances. However, the location is still around the city. It means that if we live in the city of Jakarta, this flying taxi service only covers the city of Jakarta.

Volocopter said it would start its commercial operations in Singapore in 2023. It also said that if there are already 1,000 paid reservations for this flying taxi. The flight test duration is 15 minutes.

See other interesting posts

Augmented Reality Usage in Marketing Business

Using Augmented Reality to Leverage Business

Business operation is constantly changing since industry 1.0. Everything was entirely manual. Then industry 4.0 comes, and even 5.0. This development is, of course, to …

EdTech with Augmented Reality Technology

How Augmented Reality Enhances Distance Learning

With the coronavirus outbreak or COVID-19, distance learning has become the main teaching method. It affects more than 1.3 billion students in 186 countries (UNESCO). …

How to Write a Catchy Headlines
Tips Tricks

How to Hook Up Audiences with Headlines

When you want to read an article or news, what will attract your attention to click on the article or news page? Clear from the …

Discover the valuable contents about tech

Get high quality contents