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Self-flying air taxi comprising five seaters is all set!

A German start-up becomes the world’s first ever company to reveal the five-seater self-flying taxi.

Well, as per the reports from the company, the prototype had its first test flight in this month, where it took off, hovered, then landed repeatedly.

The company further said, the craft, which is electric powered, is competent enough to travel up to 300km in just 60 minutes.

Moreover, many other firms have tested self-flying taxis, but none of their seats were more than two people.

Daniel Wiegand, co-founder, and chief executive of Lilium, stated:

“Flying from two to five seats was invariably our goal as it empowers us to clear the skies to many more travelers”.

This unique taxi is powered by 36 electric motors that empower the flight to erect take-off and landing.

Furthermore, the company said, it is proficient of flying for one hour on a single charge.

However, the air taxi will now experience more experiments, the following purpose is to make it shift from vertical to horizontal flight.

Not just that, the company craves to see Lilium into mass production by the mid-2020s.

Meanwhile, Airbus, ride-hailing firm Uber and a list of start-ups have been experimenting on self-flying taxis.

Also, Advocates say the vehicles might be helpful to intensify urban mobility and even reduce pollution.

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Esther Smith

Esther Smith

Esther has worked as a journalist for a print-based magazine for 2.2 years. She is an MBA from a reputed university. She brings together relevant news pieces from various industries especially Business.

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