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Electric air taxis may soon fill the skies for commuting

Joby Aviation aircraft takes flight. (Joby Aviation )
Joby Aviation aircraft takes flight. (Joby Aviation )

The 1960s cartoon “The Jetsons” was ahead of its time, with a futuristic world of video phones and air taxis for commuting. Well, air taxis may soon join video telephones.

As Ari Daniel of IEEE Spectrum reports, a number of companies are developing sustainable vertical aircraft for flying short distances.

IEEE Spectrum is a magazine for technology insiders. 

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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