Apr 17, 2018 - 0 Comments - Development, Technology -

Video: German Startup Volocopter Developing “Air Taxi” System for Cities

Germany based Volocopter aims to be taken seriously in the “flying car” business with its well considered infrastructure plan. They propose a system of landing pads, charging stations, and passenger loading and unloading areas around an urban area.

In this video, the company is promoting its vision for a network of rooftop based “Volo-ports” where the company claims as many as a thousand passengers per hour could board and disembark from their “flying taxis,” which adds up to 10,000 passengers for any single station in a given day. Stations would consist of elaborate systems moving the flying taxis along a conveyor belt where battery packs would be swapped out after being re-charged (at the station).