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  • Smart Mobility Expo 2021 lays out visions of future transport in Seoul including flying taxis

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    “The city of Seoul is hosting a tradeshow on the future of urban transportation and logistics. It’s their Smart Mobility Expo. It features innovative technologies like flying taxis and robots that can make warehouses more efficient. Runs through Saturday hosted by the Seoul city government. Bae eun-ji has more.

    Flying cars are on display in Seoul.
    Under the slogan “Smarter city made by mobility innovation” this year’s Seoul Smart Mobility Expo showcased models of flying taxis and other innovative technologies.

    “From flying taxis to autonomous driving technology about 40 companies took part in the event to give visitors a glimpse of the future of transportation and mobility.”

    One company says the flying taxis that it’s developing will be able to carry up to 5 people, and could be flying around the city within ten years.

    “We plan to finish developing it by 2024, and test the service in 2025. We expect the service to go public starting 2030.”

    The company manager added that not only will it become a new form of public transport, but it can also be used for military purposes and cargo delivery.
    Another company displayed robots that can enhance the efficiency in warehouses.
    With just a click of a button, the robot placed underneath the cabinet moves the cabinet filled with products toward the user so that workers don’t need to run around getting the packages.

    “Companies that used our robots cut labor costs by about 40-percent. They were also able to save warehouse space by about 50-percent.”

    The company says about three firms are currently using this robotic system in their logistics chain, and they’re planning to have five more companies use it by the end of this year.

    Bae Eun-ji, Arirang News.