Dubai hopes to begin drone taxi service in July

DUBAI (KGO) -- Big changes are coming to taxi service in Dubai in the next few months.

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Officials in the city-state hope to have a passenger-carrying drone regularly buzzing through its skyline by July.

The Chinese-made aircraft is capable of carrying a passenger weighing up to 220 pounds as well as a small suitcase.

Once the passenger is strapped in, they select their destination on a touch screen and the drone flies there automatically.

The aircraft was first shown as the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas in 2016.

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