Volocopter is hoping to launch their electric helicopter taxis in Singapore.

Volocopter

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Back in 2017, the German startup's flying taxi took flight for a test run in Dubai, across the city in the United Arab Emirates under the watchful eye of Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed.

The vehicle was unmanned when it travelled in the skies but there was hope it will eventually be used as a taxi service for two people.

Now Volocopter's co-founder is in talks with Singapore regulators to carry out a public test in the coming months.

The firm is planning to have their air-taxis up and running in the next two to three years.

According to The Star Online, Volocopter boss Alexander Zosel said: "For the commercial routes, we have two customers profiles: one is a business customer, so perhaps from the airport to the business centre, or for tourists flying from Marina Bay to Sentosa."

Speaking before the flying vehicle took to the skies in 2017, Zosel, ssaid: "We only go public when we can show something that flies. We show facts, not visions."

The Volocopter has a number of backup safety features incase the autonomous system fails.

Writing about the vehicle on their website, they shared: "The Volocopter 2X incorporates superior design systems in all critical areas assuring the highest degree of reliability. This encompasses propellers, electric motors, battery packs, electronics, displays and much more. In addition, all communication networks are connected via the latest optical fibers - in other words "fly-by-light". There are also numerous support systems for flight control and stabilization. Also on board, although you will never require it, is an emergency parachute ...

"We like perfection, precision and reliability. This applies also to the Volocopter 2X which incorporates each and every one of these characteristics. After all, everything was planned, developed and built at the German company headquarters in Bruchsal. From the initial idea to the software and electronic components through to the latest version."