South Korea showcases drone taxi

A vertical take-off and landing of drone 'EH216' from China's EHang company flew over downtown Seoul at an altitude of 50 metres for about seven minutes, according to the Seoul Metropolitan Government.

In June, South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport unveiled the country's air mobility roadmap, which aims to relieve traffic congestion based on eco-friendly electric power and low noise in comparison to helicopters.

The Seoul Metropolitan Government added that the city is planning to use drones during firefighters rescue operations from 2023, prior to its commercial service for the public in 2025.

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