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U.K. Flying-Taxi Hub Aims to Develop Blueprint for Aerial Roads

  • Project will focus on demands of drone flights across cities
  • New site will also be a recharging center for electric autos
Visual representation of the Air-One hub in Coventry.

Visual representation of the Air-One hub in Coventry.

Source: Urban-Air Port Ltd

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Trial operations of flying taxis and cargo drones will begin in Coventry, England, before the end of the year as part of a plan to develop “aerial roads” for unmanned flights in urban areas.

The project, backed by 1.2 million pounds ($1.7 million) of government funds, involves construction of a centrally located hub that will host demonstration flights across the city of almost 400,000 people, according to Ricky Sandhu, founder of Urban-Air Port, which will operate the ground infrastructure.