Britain has launched Air-One, a “vertiport” for drones and future electric vehicles taking off and landing vertically.It’s proclaimed as the first of its kind in the world.

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Month-long display

Based in Coventry, the site will be used for a month-long showcase of low-emission futuristic air transport. The organisers will try to show how an integrated hub for the devices can function in a crowded urban environment.

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The firm behind the vertiport

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The firm behind the vertiport

Urban-Air Port, the British firm behind the vertiport venture, develops ground infrastructure for autonomous delivery drones and the air taxis planned for later this decade.

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Similar demos across world

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Similar demos across world

The UK firm is planning similar demonstrations in other UK and global venues in the coming months. It is aiming for more than 200 such sites worldwide.

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Easily assembled

The sites are designed to be easily assembled and taken down, and use on-site hydrogen fuel cells for what the company calls “zero-emission generation”.

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Firm claims big response

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Firm claims big response

Urban-Air Port says its vertiports could be used by local authorities, including emergency responders, as well as logistics operators and even the military. It says it has orders worth £65 million for projects in the US, some European countries and even southeast Asia.

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