Watch: Drone testing first step on way to flying taxis for Dubai

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From science fiction to almost reality, Dubai has begun testing drones as part of its ambitious plan to become the first city with flying taxis.

The high-flying taxi comes with plenty of fail-safes, and can stay airborne for 30 minutes.
Source: Associated Press

But there were no passengers on the test flight of the two-seater drone from German firm Volocopter. 

The high-flying taxi comes with plenty of fail-safes in case of trouble: back-up batteries, rotors and, for a worst case scenario, a couple of parachutes.

The maximum flight duration is 30 minutes.

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