Watch This Flying Taxi Soar Over a German City

Urban Flight

Enough with the renders of futuristic taxis real-life prototypes of flying cars are finally taking to the skies, and we're here for it.

flying car startup Volocopter just showed off its air taking flight at Stuttgart's Mercedes-Benz Museum. Its remotely-operated flight over a football field near the museum was a striking preview of urban consumer flight.

Safe and Quiet

It's not the very first flight of the aircraft it's demonstrated its flying capabilities on a number of occasions so far. But it's the first time it's soared over a , a crucial step toward making an urban flying cab service a reality.

“As Stuttgart has seen today, they fly safely, quietly, and are fast approching the implementation stage,” Volocopter CEO Florian Reuter said in a statement.

World First

The news comes after the company's Volocopter 2X, the same two-seater multirotor aircraft, made history by becoming the first flying aircraft of its kind to take off from an international airport in August.

The aircraft has a range of about 27 kilometers (16 miles) and reach speeds of up to 100 km/h (62 mph).

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