February 17, 2017 | Matthew, Contemporary Science Volunteer

We may be one step closer to flying cars... well, almost.

A Chinese company is months away from beginning to operate passenger drones in Dubai. The aircraft can fly up to 31 miles on a single charge, carrying one passenger. It's part of a plan to automate up to 25% of all vehicles in Dubai by 2030.

I'm excited. This means we're one step closer to a future where I can hop inside my own flying machine and jet off without waiting in a queue for security.

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Passengers will key in their destination and a central control system will take over.

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