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China green-lights mass production of autonomous flying taxis - with commercial flights set for 2025

• Live Science

Autonomous flying taxis could soon be a reality after vehicle manufacturer EHang obtained the world's first production certificate to manufacture them in China.

EHang's EH216-S "passenger-carrying pilotless" electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle received clearance to be mass-produced from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), company representatives announced in a statement on April 7.

Many companies manufacture eVTOLs, but they have so far only been developed as prototypes for test flights. This decision represents a notable step towards introducing eVTOLs commercially.