Siemens Air Taxi is another solution for the issue of future urban mobility.
Designed to quickly get passengers to their destination while avoiding traffic jams, this collaboration between Siemens and Airbus shows a lot of promise.
Let’s be clear, this is not the type of Fifth Element future where everyone gets their own flying car. The air taxi is meant to avoid traffic congestion when absolutely needed to – like when going to an airport or train station.
Leaving for the airport 3-4 hours earlier just to avoid traffic is getting more and more ridiculous the deeper we go into the XXI century.
The Air Taxi has a 4-passenger capacity with a 19-mile range (30 km), ideal to get a bunch of people to the nearest airport
With a 75 mph (120 km/h) cruise speed and electric motors the trip should be swift and quiet. The initial plan is to have a pilot on board while going in the direction of autonomous flying in the future.
Siemens Air Taxi is expected to become commercially realized by 2025.