Volocopter: The future station for flying taxis

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Ever wondered what a station for flying taxis on top of a building might look like?

The German firm Volocopter has provided an insight on this very subject. They have shown how passengers board and disembark and how the charging and replacement of drone batteries is managed.

Several autonomous flying taxi projects have already shown their technical viability. We have a fairly good idea of ​​how this type of aircraft could work to transport one to two passengers on short urban routes. But where will these devices land? How will the battery recharging be done? All this is still unclear.

Volocopter decided to provide an overview by publishing a simulation showing the operation of a station called Volo-Hub installed on the roof of a building. The concept ressembles a cable car, with drone taxis landing on a pad before sliding along a treadmill inside a hangar. The passengers disembark, and the aircraft continues its way to the service area where its battery pack is automatically changed by robots. It then goes to a parking area, ready for a new journey.

 

100,000 people per hour

Thanks to this system of continuous rotation, Volocopter says it can take off and land a taxi drone every 30 seconds. To complement these large stations, the German company has also imagined Volo-Port, which are small heliports installed near shops, hotels, large companies or railway stations.

The idea is to create complementary networks between a Volo-Hub and Volo-Ports to service areas of high demand. The company believes that its first taxicab drones will be operational in a decade, offering a transport capacity of 100,000 people per hour.

 

Source : www.usinenouvelle.com

Crédit Photo : www.volocopter.com

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