The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition examines why flying taxis are no longer a fantasy in Europe. Pilot testing of flying taxis is set to start within a year and they could become commercially available as soon as 2025.
That is what experts who are working on this game-changing solution told us in our cover story. We look at what is driving automakers such as Audi, Aston Martin and Porsche to invest in these sky-high projects that have the potential to offer a whole new level of premium mobility.
One man who is spearheading Europe's efforts to introduce taxis that fly is Mark Cousin, who is Airbus's head of flight demonstrators. He explained why flying taxis could solve the problem of massive traffic congestion. In his vision, a flying car would take its passengers from central London to Heathrow airport in 12 minutes, well under the 2.5 hours that are sometimes required today.