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Airbus is planning to unveil a self-piloted personal aircraft by the end of the year to reduce traffic on inner-city roads. “One hundred years ago, urban transport went underground. Now we have the technological wherewithal to go above ground,” he said, adding that he believed the company would be testing flying single-person transport by the end of the year. We are in an experimentation phase. We take this development very seriously. If we ignore these developments, we will be pushed out of important segments of the business,” said the aerospace group’s CEO, Tom Enders. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images of photos that were all taken with a drone.
“The personal aircraft is being explored in Airbus’ Project Vahana. The project grew out of the company’s Urban Air Mobility initiative, dedicated to less-conventional vehicle concepts, like vehicles to transport individuals or helicopter-style vehicle that carry multiple riders. The aim would be for people to book the personal aircraft using an app, similar to car-sharing schemes such as Uber,” reports Deezen.