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These are the new routes set for the next Gautrain expansion

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The Gautrain is currently seeking R4 billion to increase its number of trains by 50% ahead of a potential expansion to other parts of Johannesburg and Pretoria. According to a report by Bloomberg, the Development Bank of Southern Africa is leading the fundraising – with Canada’s Bombardier, the CRRC Corporation of China and local firm Egoli Rail among the bidders to supply the trains.

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'Uber is now a transport business'

Just a day after attending the e-hailing public hearing in the provincial parliament, transport businessman Tinyiko Khoza sits in one of his cars and reflects on his dream of expanding his business to include an e-hailing service and move with the times – a dream that has gone up in smoke.

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First city in the world to have flying taxis; the future is here

Dubai will be the first city in the world to have flying taxis. The drone which will used to operate and making history is named the Ehang 184. 

The Ehang 184 has been tested and seen as safe, smart and is a eco-friendly low altitude autonomous aerial vehicle, aiming on providing short to medium distance communication and transportation solution.

The Drone can fly at a speed of 100mph and can fly 31 miles on a single charge. It has a very simple control panel, it is touchscreen and the passenger just needs to add in their destinationa dn you will be on your way.

The Drone does not require any human intervention and flies itself is battery powered which can fly up to 30mins. The 184 was 100% designed to be with green technology. 

In 2016, The Ehang was cleared for tesing in Nevada and has been tested in Dubai. However, The US Federal Aviation Authority has not yet approved wider use of the drone.  

The drone has safety feature embedded known as the Ehang fail safe system. If any components malfunction or disconnect, the aircraft will immediately land in the nearest possible area to ensure safety.

 

 


 

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