News Digest Item
25 Oct 2017

Flying robot taxis “logical consequence” of overcrowded cities – Daimler CEO Zetsche

Clean Energy Wire

The development of flying robot taxis is a logical step given cities around the globe are plagued by traffic jams, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said at an annual car industry summit organised by business daily Handelsblatt. “The possibilities of extending cities’ infrastructure are limited,” Zetsche said. Given that people-carrying drones will likely be battery-powered, relatively safe, and quiet, a “move into the third dimension” made perfect sense, Zetsche said. “This is why we have invested in [German flying robot taxi start-up] Volocopter.”

Find background in the factsheet Reluctant Daimler plans “radical” push into new mobility world.

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