Autonomous vehicles for personal transportation are a revolutionary change in our way of life now underway. A number of companies worldwide are working on autonomous cars, trucks, and urban multirotor aircraft. We see a big future for low-cost, intercity autonomous flight to bring about unprecedented personal convenience at cost levels that were previously impossible. Our vision is the Romaeris PAT (Personal Air Taxi). Our current test aircraft are “optionally piloted,” open cockpit aircraft that could be enclosed in the future for a new concept of autonomous air taxi.
Imagine if a business trip that would take you two or three hours by car could be done in 45 minutes with an aircraft able to fly a direct route and land almost anywhere. Or if a weekend getaway did not require a car or public transportation. Or if you could live and work in two different places out of normal commuting range . . . to name but a few possibilities.