The future is near! A flying electric air taxi is not something you usually see at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas but this year Bell Helicopter treated us with something special!

The new cabin has seating for four passengers and shows that the Textron subsidiary believes the concept of urban air taxis is not as futuristic a concept as most critics believe.

“The future of urban air taxi is closer than many people realize,” said Bell Helicopter President and CEO Mitch Snyder. The interior features a user experience control center with internet connectivity, video conference calling and other in-flight entertainment features.

“It can hold four passengers and luggage. We believe the future will begin with a pilot and three passengers, and then become a fully autonomous flight with four passengers,” a spokesperson for Bell Helicopter told R&WI. – Rotor and Wing International

Featured image by Bell Helicopters

Bell Helicopter's air taxi cabin revealed at CES 2018. Image courtesy of Bell Helicopter

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