The first-ever public flight of an autonomous urban air taxi, establishing the feasibility and safety of airborne taxis as a means of public transportation, has been carried out. Following weeks of intense safety assessments of vehicle, operations and the test site, Volocopter performed the historic flight on September 25 in Dubai.
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