Drone Travel Taxi Able to Fly Humans Through the Air Readies for Launch (Video)

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July 20, 2016 Updated: July 20, 2016

Many have no doubt wished they could soar over traffic instead of being stuck in it, and a drone slated to soon begin testing could make that fantasy a reality. The incredible flying machine is called the Airvinci and is being developed by Tarek Ibrahim and his team.

Powered by a ducted fan, the aircraft can take off and land vertically. It also designed to haul loads weighing hundreds of pounds, which makes the drone capable of carrying a compartment large enough to accommodate a human.

Throughout the development of the personal transportation option, one of the goals has been to keep the Airvinci’s price around that of a car.

According to the project manager, the prototype is almost ready and test flights will begin this summer. The team believes availability could happen as early as 2017.  

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