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Saturday, October 13, 2018

An AirSpaceX's Autonomous Flying Taxi Concept

Autonomous and electric-powered vehicles have changed the face of land transportation, then the evolution of energy that accompanied it inspired many to continue to adopt these technology.

And it seems also that has helped inspire the Airspace Experience Technologies (AirSpaceX) to develop a concept of air transportation system by initiating a flying taxi project called MOBi-ONE. These concept has been introduced to the public at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) event in Detroit, United States some time ago.
MOBi-ONE is designed to ease traffic congestion and speed up urban commutes. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2yxwtoI)

This aircraft was designed and manufactured by Detroit Aircraft (DAC) which is a subsidiary of AirSpaceX at Detroit City Airport.

And later, after MOBi ONE has undergone the entire Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification process, it will be operated by AirSpaceX. Since 2011, the company and its partners have collaborated to create prototypes and develop several designs from the VTOL concept itself.
AirSpaceX shows off its MOBi-ONE model at the North American International Auto Show 2018. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2yxwtoI)
The MOBi-ONE is designed as an autonomous vehicle, which can carry 2 to 4 passengers or cargo above 200 kg/440 lbs to an area that is within 60 miles (96 km), including the airport and city center. Its VTOL design allows it to take off like a helicopter, then positioned its wings and fly like a plane with a top speed of 250 mph (402 km/jam).
Left side view of AirSpaceX MOBi-ONE model. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2yxwtoI)
Passengers will be treated to broadband connectivity for high-speed internet access and can enjoy the flights safely and comfortably in a V2X collision avoidance system and a security message system. MOBi-ONE is able to learn by itself and will eventually be able to operate without a pilot. But for now, there are still pilots accompanying it during the flight.
Right side view of AirSpaceX MOBi-ONE model. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2yxwtoI)
According to Jon Rimanelli, the Detroit Aircraft and AirSpaceX's founder and CEO said that the MOBi-ONE will ultimately offer environmentally friendly, quiet and timely air travel at reasonable prices. But Rimanelli did not disclose how much it would cost per trip.
Rimanelli also claims the MOBi-ONE will be ready for demonstrations starting in 2020. Furthermore, JP Yorro, at AirSpaceX's Chief Commercial Officer said, that the plans to launch 2,500 MOBI-ONE aircraft by 2026, which will be distributed in the 50 major cities in the United States.
The MOBi-ONE has the potential to be used more than just a taxi. This can also be used for medical and evacuation purposes, as well as research and surveillance operations. While AirSpaceX believes that the MOBI-ONE concept will reduce the urban's road traffic and travel time.
And these company is not the only one that developed the concept of flying taxis, there are Uber and NASA, and then there're Airbus and Boeing with Near Earth Autonomy, also has the concept of flying taxis. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AIRSPACEX | NEW ATLAS | CISION]
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