Regular – Japanese Airport to Introduce Flying Taxis

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Toyota makes new $394 million bet on flying taxis | The Japan Times

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1. Visitors to one Japanese airport could soon find that the trip to the hotel is the most exciting part of their holiday — because the airport plans to introduce flying taxis by 2024.
2. California’s Joby Aviation and Japan’s ANA Holdings will work together to bring the vehicles to Osaka’s Kansai International Airport. In a statement, the companies said that the flying taxis would reduce travel time from central Osaka to the airport to just 15 minutes. The journey usually takes over an hour by train.

(1)What are your thoughts on the plans to introduce flying taxis at Kansai International Airport?

(2)Do you expect flying taxis to become common in the near future?

3. Joby’s founder and CEO JoeBen Bevirt said the company wanted to create an environmentally friendly way of traveling quickly with its all-electric vehicles. The flying taxis will seat five people and have a top speed of 321 kilometers per hour.

4. They will be able to travel a distance of 241 kilometers before needing to be recharged. Joby was started in 2009, but since 2019 the company has been supported by Toyota, which has given it almost $400 million. The company plans to start building the air taxis in 2022.
(1)How far is the nearest airport from your home? How do you usually get there when you travel overseas?
(2)Which of the cities you’ve visited had the best public transport from the airport?
5. Joby isn’t the only company working to build flying taxis. Large companies such as Boeing, Airbus and Hyundai are also planning to create their own. A 2019 report from Allied Market Research said that the air taxi industry could be worth $6.6 billion by 2030.

(1)How often do you take taxis?
(2)Do you have any complaints about public transport where you live?
(3)Are there a lot of electric vehicles in your town or city?
(4)What excites you the most about the future of transport?

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