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Waiting in the wings: Dubai’s autonomous flying taxis

With a whirling buzz from 18 rotors, the pilot-less helicopter gently lifted off the ground and soared up into the afternoon sky, the spire of the world’s tallest building visible behind it. The recent unmanned flight by the German-made electric Volocopter represents the latest step in Dubai’s pursuit of flying taxis. Dubai already has invested in…