The concept of a taxi drone is simple enough. Manufacturers are simply building a drone that is a bit larger than usual. Instead of carrying small packages, they can carry people. The goal so far is to build a drone that can transport 1-2 people from point A to B autonomously.
Taxi Drone Revolution
The race is on – who would be able to mass-produce the world’s first taxi drone? Several larger-than-life companies have put in their claim for this title. Tech companies like Intel and Airbus for example have their own prototypes under development. Even names like Uber and Facebook have floated around when it comes to creating a successful taxi drone. Smaller parties also want to claim that throne; hence, inventors all over the world put their names on the hat.
Koncepto Millenya Review
One such inventor is Kyxz Mendiola, who recently claimed to have built the world’s smallest transport drone. Named the Koncepto Millenya (Millennial Concept), the drone can carry one person to their destination. It can fly for 15 minutes – which means the range is not that good. It requires 2-3 hours of charging to fly again, something that needs to improve to stay competitive. The drone itself looks something out of a science fiction movie. Intergalactic wars and laser beams would not look out of place when near the Koncepto Millenya.
Drawbacks and Advantages
The drone only has one seat – for the passenger. No driver is present, but controls are there for any manual input from the rider. Of course, the goal is fully autonomous transports that can take you wherever you want to go. The Koncepto Millenya however is in the right direction, with proven vertical takeoff and landing capabilities.
Will one inventor beat these massive tech corporations in the race for the world’s first taxi drone? It may seem like a long shot dream, but hey, anything is possible in today’s futuristic age.