Dubai has announced that self-flying taxis are coming this summer and will start taking people across the city starting July. The self-taxi in question is the Chinese-made EHang 184, which can only take one passenger and one suitcase; basically the passenger hops on board, selects the destination on a touch-screen pad and off he goes! The Ehang can take one person on a journey up to 23 minutes long.
The taxi is auto-piloted, directed and monitored via a command center but it still feels unsafe not to have someone on board if any incident occurs. I’m still willing to give it a try though when I’m in Dubai this summer 😀