Flying taxis are expected to take to the skies by 2025.More

We’ve all dreamed while stuck in traffic jams of being able to just lift off and fly over the gridlock.

According to experts gathered this week at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, that is likely to happen sooner than later, with flying taxis expected to take to the skies by 2025.

“People have been dreaming about it for decades on paper, and now the technology is here,” said Michael Thacker, executive vice-president for technology and innovation at Bell. “The only question is, what are we going to do with it?”

Thacker said his company has joined with ride-hailing app Uber and several aeronautics firms, including France’s Safran, to create a fleet of flying taxis

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