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Uber sees commercialisation of flying taxis in 5-10 years

TOKYO:¬†Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said on Tuesday he can see commercialisation of the Uber Air flying taxi service happening within five to 10 years. The U.S. ride-hailing app maker has said it expects flying vehicles to eventually become an affordable method of mass transportation. Khosrowshahi was speaking at an investor forum in Tokyo on his first visit to Asia as Uber CEO. Ride-hailing firms such as Uber see populous Japan as a potentially lucrative market and are pressing…

From flying taxis to robocops, Dubai as a tech pioneer

ABU DHABI: From flying taxis to Batman-style surveillance motorcycles, Dubai's GITEX expo this week showcased innovations that were symbols of the city-state's ambitions to be a metropolis of the future. Known for its futuristic skyline and artificial islands, Gulf emirate Dubai has carved out a place alongside cities like Singapore as a hub for innovative ideas. At this year's 37th Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX), which runs until Thursday, city authorities were keen to show off they remain on the…