Danes Launch First Flying Taxi Program
- Written by : Ashton G. Curran
- Date Published : 2023-02-25
- Date Updated : 2023-02-25
- Category / Tag : articles
As much as it sounds like a science fiction scenario, flying "cars" are one step away from being put into public service. In Denmark, the pilot use of this mobility model will start from the summer of 2023, with the goal that by 2035, flying taxis will transport more than 80,000 passengers per day!
The Danish city chosen by the government to pilot the program is Odense (3rd largest in population). At the city's railway station, and specifically on the roof of its facilities, a special platform will be set up which will accommodate the flying taxis.
The Danish government believes that connecting the country's railway stations with flying taxis will give a new boost to passenger transport, significantly reducing times and pollution, as these flying taxis are electric.
After all, Denmark has pledged that by the end of the decade, its transport sector will be... zero emissions! Flying taxis will contribute to this by reducing 100,000 tons of CO2 in the atmosphere annually.
In the first phase, these aerial vehicles will support the transport of passengers from the city of Odense to Copenhagen.
The company "Copenhagen Helicopters" will support the project by providing the first flying taxis to the government, with Danish officials however stressing that an international competition will soon be announced where all companies active in the industry will take part.