Air taxis could be just a couple years away.
Germany company e-Volo created a multicopter called the Volocopter, and it could be the future of urban mobility.
Scroll down for a closer look at the Volocopter.
The electric Volocopter comes with 18 rotors and flies through the air extremely quietly. It can fit two people.
It's powered by six batteries that allow for 20 minutes of flight, but e-Volo is working to get that flight time up to an hour. It can take off and land vertically using a simple joystick.
The Volocopter recently got a permit to fly in Germany to fly as an ultralight aircraft, allowing e-Volo to begin manned flight testing.
E-Volo is aiming to roll out production models in two years, with the goal of it being used for air sports and eventually as an air taxi service. It could also be used for search-and-rescue purposes, the company writes on its website.
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