Driverless hover-taxis to take off in Singapore
By next year there will be test flights of a driverless hover-taxi in Singapore to offer an escape from the chronic gridlock that millions of people deal with every day. Even though Singapore itself does not suffer major traffic, it is the perfect test-bed due to its size and openness to innovation. Similar to a helicopter and based on drone technology, the air taxis will take off and land vertically. It is designed specifically for inner cities, is very quiet so it cannot be heard over typical noise of a city, and can withstand minor turbulence around skyscrapers, allowing for smooth rides. The air taxis will complement helicopter-hailing services which are already taking off in some cities to beat traffic jams.