The Mobility Week In Review

Urban skies soon to welcome flying taxis in Europe

London aims for a landing by decade's end, facing challenges in launching the new industry.

Urban skies soon to welcome flying taxis in Europe
Miguel Elizondo |

This issue of The Mobility Week in Review explores the nearing reality of flying taxis, Volvo phasing out diesel vehicles, the commencement of Northvolt's factory in Germany, Xiaomi's surge in market value following its electric vehicle venture and a roundup of March's most captivating reports and studies.

Without further ado, let's get started...

🚁 Nearing the reality of Dr. Emmett Brown's words

“Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads". Who hasn't dreamed of echoing the words used by Dr. Emmett Brown in 1985 to explain to Marty McFly that the mobility of the future was very different from what he could imagine? Now, almost a decade beyond the timeline forecasted by Robert Zemeckis in the legendary 'Back to the Future', it appears we've reached that point. By 2026, the skies of the United Kingdom are expected to witness the inaugural routine operations of so-called flying taxis. However, it won't be until 2030 that these flights are anticipated to achieve full autonomy.