Dubai wants to be champion of smart transportation

As revenues from oil are declining, Dubai wants to be less dependent on it. That is why Dubai is very ambitious to become leader of new transport technologies. The goal is both to improve connectivity and boost the emirate’s growing reputation as a global trade and tourism hub. A great example is the fact that Dubai hopes to have driverless taxi drones flying through its skies as soon as this summer.

Its transport authorities plan to have the Chinese-made Ehang 184 ferry individual passengers around the city by July. The drone can carry one person and a suitcase. The drone will have a range of 50 kilometres and a top speed of 100 miles per hour. Overweight people will have trouble using the drone, because it can carry a maximum of 100 kilograms.

Read more and see a video in this article.