Industrial Robotics / Automated Guided Vehicle

Boeing's self-driving flying taxi gets off the ground in Virginia

By the Washington Post

Jan 28, 2019

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An early prototype of Boeing’s self-driving air taxi completed its first test flight at an airfield in Manassas, Va., on Tuesday, marking what could be an early breakthrough in the company’s vision for autonomous, on-demand flight.

The 30-foot-long, 28-foot-wide aircraft successfully took off, briefly hovered over the ground and landed with a human-size test dummy inside, all of it commanded by the plane’s autonomous navigation and landing systems, according to the Chicago-based aerospace giant.

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