Singapore’s Ministry of Transport has revealed that it is in talks with companies to start trials on flying taxis.
These futuristic vehicles are part of a drive to expand the range of urban mobility options, and Singapore plans to have them ready by 2030.
The ambitious plans were revealed by the Ministry of Transport’s top official, Mr Pang King Keong, at the Business Times Leaders’ Forum in Singapore this week.
Mr Keong said that the ministry is already in talks with some companies to start trials on drones that can carry passengers.
Alongside these flying vehicles, Singapore is also working on an on-demand bus service as part of its public bus network.
While Mr Keong said that availability and affordability of data and the rise of artificial intelligence is helping the ministry’s plans come to fruition, he added that Singapore’s transport industry is up against land and manpower constraints.