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In pictures: Dubai's flying taxis

RTA tests the drones made by Volocopter, a specialist manufacturer of autonomous air vehicles based in Germany

In pictures: Dubai's flying taxis
The RTA signed an agreement with Volocopter, a specialist manufacturer of autonomous air vehicles based in Germany.
In pictures: Dubai's flying taxis
The two-seater AAT is capable of 30 minutes continuous flying time at a speed of 50kph but it can reach a maximum of 100kph.
In pictures: Dubai's flying taxis
It is fitted with nine independent battery systems which has a quick charging time of 40 minutes, along with flight controls and 18 rotors for safe cruising.
In pictures: Dubai's flying taxis
The RTA and the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority are working together to develop the legislative and operational guidelines.
In pictures: Dubai's flying taxis
The trial is part of Dubai's smart autonomous mobility strategy where it aims to transform 25% of the total mobility journeys into autonomous journeys by 2030.