Flying water taxi ‘Sea Bubble' to be trialled on Paris in 2017
It’s estimated that a single fare could cost commuters around 10 euros.
PARIS —Next year Paris will test a futuristic, prototype water taxi that will allow people glide along the Seine River, two feet above the water.
The vessel, named Sea Bubble, can travel up to 30 kilometers per hour and can seat five people including a driver. According to the Telegraph, the vessel’s chassis will be made of fiberglass and high density foam.
Sea Bubble will also reportedly have a hydrofoil attached to its hull that will reduce drag and help it ‘fly’ just above the water, reported the Telegraph.
The developers also hope that Sea Bubble vessels could eventually be ordered through vehicle-hailing apps like Uber. If successful in France, they also hope to use Sea Bubble vessels in waterways in other cities such as London, Geneva and elsewhere.
Next year Paris will test a prototype flying water taxi that will allow people to tour the city along the Seine River. SEABUBBLE.FR
If successful in France, the team hope to use Sea Bubble on rivers in other major cities. SEABUBBLE.FR
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