Paris is looking to make flying taxis a reality by 2024. Airplane manufacturer Airbus is working with the French transport operator RATP group to look at how realistic vertical take of and landing vehicles, also known as VTOL vehicles, are. The timing couldn't be better - that's when the "City of Lights" is hosting the Summer Olympics.
A study has been launched to look into traffic management, urban integration, maintenance, design and production. Officials have until the end of the year to pick a site to build a "vertiport", which would be the host of air taxis in the region.
Airbus is not the only company exploring the possibility of flying vehicles. Uber is working with NASA on a flying taxi program called Elevate, and both Rolls Royce and Boeing have announced plans for flying vehicles.