The Hoversurf Scorpion, a human-carrying drone developed by a Russian startup, has already been prototyped and could be an urban-mobility option for Singapore. (Photo Credit: The Business Times)
The Hoversurf Scorpion, a human-carrying drone developed by a Russian startup, has already been prototyped and could be an urban-mobility option for Singapore. (Photo Credit: The Business Times)

by Staff Writer

Flying vehicles may just be a part of Singapore’s transport network in the near future, says Singapore’s Ministry of Transport.

The ministry’s top official are in talks with some companies to start trials on drones that can carry passengers, according to The Business Times.

Pang Kin Keong, the ministry’s permanent secretary, said that it may thus be possible to ride in a driverless pod to work, cycle to the gym after work, and then take an aerial taxi home.

“There is going to be a significant shift in the public mindset from one of ownership of transport assets – which is the mindset today – to one of procurement of transport services as and when you need them.”

“In 2030, you bet your money that aerial transport will also be a means of urban mobility,” he said.

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