News Digest Item
21 Jun 2018

Germany picks home city of carmaker Audi to test flying taxis

Federal government

The German government has chosen Ingolstadt to try out flying taxis in cooperation with Airbus and carmaker Audi, which is based in the Bavarian city. Transport minister Andreas Scheuer said flying taxis are no longer a pipe dream of the future. Instead, they “open up entirely new possibilities, for example for moving sick people.” He added that urban air mobility is also “a huge opportunity for companies and startups.”
The best-known German startups developing flying robotaxis are Lilium and Volocopter.

Find the government press release in German here, and an Audi press release in English here.

For background, read the interview Emission-free aviation is technically feasible – DLR Researcher.

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