Sabtu, 03 Februari 2018

Online Taxi That Can Fly?

Online taxis are now starting to become a necessity, especially in big cities that are used by smartphone users in different parts of the country. How about a taxi online that can fly ?, taxi motor or we call a motorcycle taxi because it can pass through congestion because of agility maneuvering because of using a motorcycle became a bestseller, especially in the capital of Indonesia Jakarta famous jam.

What if the online taxi can fly? Well of course really cool, so no need to bother through traffic jams and salip here and there to get to the destination.

Airbus, a well-known aircraft manufacturer, has since 2016 set up a sophisticated vehicle that will be used as a vertical take-off and landing / VTOL unlicensed online cab.

These vehicles are commonly seen in cartoons or science fiction that portray future transportation, but Airbus, through its subsidiary division, has designed this kind of vehicle, realized the prototype and successfully tested its first flight in less than 2 years, an achievement which we need to appreciate.

This project has been started since 2016 and the form of this project is an autopilot flying vehicle Vahana VTOL, has managed to fly as high as 16 feet for several tens of seconds in two tests of flying without passengers / crew on Wednesday 31 January 2018 and the next day.

Vahana VTOL is made by a subsidiary of Airbus in Silicon Valley named A³ who wants to produce a vehicle that can serve consumers and move people and goods in the city.



Vahana VTOL has managed to take off vertically and fly at a height of approximately 5 meters and then landed where the total test lasted for 53 seconds.

Airbus said that VTOL will be able to function as a cargo tool (freight forwarding), ambulance, vehicle for search and rescue and taxi.

This vehicle will have the ability like a drone that is able to recognize and avoid to get the desired security.

The size of this vehicle has a length of 5.7 m (18.7 ft), wide 6.2 m (20.3 ft) wide and height 2.8 m (9.2 ft) while the weight reaches 745 kg.

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