Dubai's Self-Flying Taxis Have Some Hurdles To Clear Before Taking Off

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A model of EHang 184 and the next generation of Dubai Drone Taxi (Jon Gambrell/AP)


Government officials in Dubai have announced plans for one-passenger taxi drones to begin flying in the city as soon as July. Despite low gas prices in the region, officials are hoping the drones could help solve traffic and air quality problems.

But there are still many safety and technical issues to be worked out before they can truly begin flying — in Dubai or here in the U.S.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Leslie Josephs (@lesliejosephs), transportation reporter at Quartz, about the ins and outs of the technology.

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