Dubai’s autonomous flying taxis will take flight later this year

The “Future City” is about to add another space-age service you won’t find anywhere else in the world: autonomous passenger drones.  Dubai’s much-hyped autonomous aerial taxi (AAT) service, which made waves back in February when it was announced as part of its World Government Summit, is finally, officially on track. The city’s Roads and Transport […]

Airbus project Vahana shows how to hail an autonomous flying taxi

Hailing a flying taxi will someday be as easy as pulling out your phone and pressing a button.  That’s the future presented by a number of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft projects, and major transportation movers and shakers, most notably Uber and its partners, have outlined plans to take the ride hailing services currently […]

Flying cars are never going to be a thing

No, you will not one day take a flying car to work.  Flying cars — thrust back into the spotlight thanks to the unveiling of Larry Page’s Kitty Hawk Flyer — have long resided in the realm of science fiction. And, let’s be real, will probably stay that way for the foreseeable future. No matter […]

Larry Page unveils the Kitty Hawk Flyer flying car

Google co-founder Larry Page has reportedly been working on a flying car project for some time now — and today, the world finally got its first official look. The Kitty Hawk Flyer made its debut in a YouTube video (naturally) showing the craft’s propellor-based aviation system zipping above water. In a statement given to the […]

Freak out over this video of the coolest flying car yet

Well, that’s pretty amazing. Lilium Aviation dropped a video showing the successful test flight of its all-electric flying car—aka vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) prototype, per The Verge—and it’s something to behold.  The vehicle gets its vertical lift thanks to the 36 electric jets mounted on the vehicle’s wings on a dozen movable flaps pointed […]

Here’s a flying car you will actually be able to buy this year

Flying cars are the future, right? In the 1960s, the world imagined a future in which anyone could afford to take a drive above the scenery, but the technology simply never got there.  Now, Slovakian startup AeroMobil has announced it will be launching a flying car this year — and unlike their first prototype, unveiled […]

Airbus Pop.Up concept shows a new vision of multi-modal transportation

When you really need to beat traffic, do you ever wish your car could just take flight and soar above the streets right then and there?  Airbus offered antsy commuters a tantalizing look at a multi-modal ride hailing model with its latest far-fetched future concept, Pop.Up. The high-flying transportation system, brought to life through renderings […]