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Forget Uber or Lyft, Call a Drone When in Dubai

Autonomous drones taking flight this summer.

by on Feb.15, 2017

Dubai has cleared the way for the first autonomous drones to be used by people. The service is scheduled to begin in July.

Amazon has been talking about using delivery drones for sometime now; however, if you’re in Dubai later this year, the delivery drones could be dropping off more than packages — they could be delivering people.

In fact, the drones will be autonomous, marrying two of the latest trends in transportation. Dubai’s Roads & Transportation Agency has cleared the way for Chinese-made EHang 184s to dot the city’s skyline.

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The move isn’t all that surprising. Dubai’s leader, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said last year that he wants to the city to be on the cutting edge of transportation technologies. The city has already cleared the way for autonomous vehicles and Elon Musk’s Hyperloop is going to get its first real-world trial linking Dubai with Abu Dhabi. (more…)