TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Glenn CHAPMAN "Taxis take to the sky to rise above jammed traffic"
Xwing safety pilot Ryan Olson is seen checking on the systems in a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan which has been outfitted with autonomous flying equipment at Xwing headquarters in Concord, California on May 3, 2022. - As urban traffic gets more miserable, entrepreneurs are looking to a future in which commuters hop into "air taxis" that whisk them over clogged roads. Companies such as Archer, Joby and Wisk are working on electric-powered aircraft that take off and land vertically like helicopters then propel forward like planes. Neighborhood parking garage rooftops or shopping mall lots could serve as departure or arrival pads for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. (Photo by Nick Otto / AFP)