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March 7, 2019 -A lot of industry players - big and small, new and old - are investing time, money, and engineering know-how into vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) electric and hybrid-electric personal aviation systems (PAS) or air taxis. Earlier this year, Bell Helicopter unveiled its "Nexus" air taxi at the Consumer Electronics Show, and start-up company Opener says it will be selling its Black Fly all-electric VTOL this year.
While more resembling a large "drone" than a car, these flyers are now technologically proven. However, while Tempelton says regulators are on-board with getting them to market, plenty of rules and laws need to be changed or established before the sky is filled with commuters buzzing into work rather than driving down the highway.
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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