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Heli-Expo 2018: All hail the new urban air taxis (video)

25th February 2018 - 23:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull, Helen Haxell in Las Vegas

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Rapid technological innovations and a growing acceptance of autonomous modes of transport is seeing an increasing interest around the concept of urban air taxis.

The technology could revolutionise urban transportation, easing congestion and allowing individuals to move quicker across dense population centres, especially megacities. 

Not only have major aerospace OEMs unveiled urban taxi concepts in recent years, but transportation companies are also exploring the idea with the likes of Uber preparing to take to the skies by the next decade.

Shephard explores this more.  

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