Germany has experienced a flying taxiMay 26, 2019
The German company Lilium began testing its flying taxi called the Lilium Jet. The five-seater vehicle is equipped with 36 electric motors and an unmanned control system, reports Spiegel. The device with the possibility of vertical take-off and landing weighs about 1,500 kg and can fly at speeds up to 300 km per hour.
The company claims that the use of Lilium Jet will begin in 2025. At the moment, negotiations are already underway with the authorities of various German cities. Also in the plans of the Germans to obtain the approval of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
“Lilium Jet will be cheaper than a helicopter. It consumes minimal amounts of energy, ”said co-founder Daniel Wiegand. According to him, they are also now developing their own platform for booking vehicles.
At the moment, the development of flying cars are several dozen companies from around the world. For example, Airbus and Boeing are working on a similar project. Plus, the Uber company is going to launch the “air taxi” service, for which NASA will create a special dispatch service, and Dubai is already undergoing tests of a similar service with devices from the German startup Volocopter. Finally, Toyota is working on a flying car, which will present the finished model in 2020 at the Tokyo Olympics.
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