The future is here: consider a landing pad for a flying car in your house masterplan


Dubai developers consider tomorrow’s needs of the ‘future city’ today through planning landing pads for flying taxis and roads for self-driving cars. Read more about fantastic changes Dubai is going to face in the nearest future.

No matter how utipic some Dubai authorities’ plans could seem, the future is already here. Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is going to launch flying taxis service testing by the end of the year. It means that emirate’s developers would need to offer real estate buyers not only parking spots, but also landing pads for flying cars, like those for helicopters, together with their off-plan housing master plans.

You can bet that buying a villa or renting a penthouse with your own landing pad for flying passenger drones will be possible in the nearest future. Dubai architects confirm that they have already received some requests from interested investors to include such landing pads in a master plans for construction of a house or a villa. Besides, experts believe that the development of such transport in Dubai will fundamentally change its architecture. High-rises will have to afford the impact of the load to withstand the weight of drones landing on roofs, while two entrances — one on the roof for autonomous drone passengers, and one on the ground for pedestrians — should be also considered wen planning new buildings.

The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) stated recently that they were already developing a set of rules and requirements for a new type of transport. And Mercedes-Benz company has already invested 25 million euros in Volocopter, a company that develops autonomous flying technologies for the transport of the future.

Thus, Dubai has once again confirmed its status of the ‘future city’. Meanwhile, the city has also been recognized as the most comfortable Middle East city to live in and the 74th most comfortable globally, according to the international study conducted by The Economist Intelligence. Dubai received high ratings in categories of economic stability, safety for residents, and the level of infrastructure development through investment projects.

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