Flying Taxis Are Coming (with Volocopter’s Florian Reuter)


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Volocopter’s CEO Florian Reuter joins Azeem Azhar to explore how this radical new transport could transform our cities. They also break down the steps required to fulfill Volocopter’s vision of creating a door-to-door taxi service to rival Uber, via autonomous electric helicopter.

In addition, they discuss:

  • Why Volocopter expects to have their service running in Paris in two years.
  • How data have led them to conclude that the optimum taxi capacity is two people.
  • Why they’re opting to build and operate both their vehicles and the necessary infrastructure.


Further resources:

Micromobility Will Change Our Cities (Exponential View Podcast with Horace Dediu, 2022)
The Future of the Car (Exponential View Podcast with Ford’s Hau Thai-Tang, 2021)
Bubbles, Golden Ages and Tech Revolutions (Exponential View Podcast with Carlota Perez, 2019)

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