Future of Air Taxis
Air taxi can be considered as small aircrafts which are designed to use as cabs to cover short
distances in minimum time intervals. As everyone knows that many companies are working
in this field to launch air taxis or air buses. Among those companies it includes the giants like
Airbus, Uber, Bell Helicopter and many more.
Companies tried to make them self-flying, non-expensive and fastest serving machines to
carry people from one to other by saving their expensive time and the road traffic in urban
areas. These aircrafts have propellers as well as rotors for vertical take-off and landing.
Flying cars can prevent road accidents and a great fall can be seen in the number of fatalities
due to accidents. There will be a decrease in pollution levels too as the flying cars will be
using electrical functioning system, which means, no fuel burn.
The 'Centaur' is an optionally piloted aircraft which means that it can be flown with or
without a pilot. It has been developed by an company named 'Aurora Flight Sciences'.
Centaur is modified and programmed for 3 modes of flight in which a human pilot can fly it,
can be flown by a remote pilot on ground, and by the remote pilot with a safety pilot on
On the other end, Vahna project is in process, held by Airbus Group's A3 division, which has
the full focus on self-piloted, small aircraft, designed to carry two passengers at a time.
Rodin Lyasoff, the project executive of Airbus's Vahna Air taxi states that, "Think of the Star
Wars scenes of the aerial highways over the city-planet of Coruscant and you get the idea."
In a Consumer Electronics Show, Bell Helicopter has also revealed its new air taxi design
which has a seating capacity of four passengers. Mitch Snyder, the President and CEO of Bell
Helicopter said that, "The future of urban air taxi is closer than many people realize. We
believe in the positive impact our design will have on addressing transportation concerns in
cities worldwide". A spokesperson of the company