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To go from science fiction to reality, urban flying vehicles need to operate way more cheaply than helicopter shuttles do

For congested cities, urban-air-mobility vehicles could be a promising alternative to ground transportation. But to be successful, these vehicles need to cost 80 percent less to operate than helicopters currently do.

Operating costs could evolve for urban-air-mobility vehicles.
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To read the article, see “To take off, flying vehicles first need places to land,” August 31, 2020.