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Electric air taxis may soon fill the skies for commuting

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Volocopter test pilot Damian Hischier in front of the Volocopter 2X after the successful test flight at Gimpo airport in the Republic of Korea. (Courtesy)
Volocopter test pilot Damian Hischier in front of the Volocopter 2X after the successful test flight at Gimpo airport in the Republic of Korea. (Courtesy)

The 1960s cartoon "The Jetsons" was ahead of its time, with a futuristic world of video phones and air taxis for commuting.

Well, air taxis may soon join video telephones, as Ari Daniel of IEEE Spectrum reports a number of companies are developing sustainable vertical aircraft for flying short distances.

IEEE Spectrum is a magazine for technology insiders.

Joby Aviation aircraft takes flight. (Joby Aviation )
Joby Aviation aircraft takes flight. (Joby Aviation )

This segment aired on March 22, 2022.

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