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Flying cars mooted for Paris public transport network

European aerospace giant Airbus and Paris underground operator RATP will study the viability of adding flying vehicles to the city s urban transport network, the companies said Wednesday. The firms will explore the feasibility of urban air mobility services in the French capital and the broader Ile de France region, they said in a statement. Airbus is developing demonstrators of autonomous and unmanned technologies, said the company s chief executive Guillaume Faury. This is not science-fiction any more, It is fact. Today we have all the technical tools. But they have to be integrated into everyday life without jeopardising our priority, which is safety, he added. RATP is a good partner in such a project because of its knowledge of the associated needs and services, said Faury. Chief executive Catherine Guillouard of RATP, which manages Paris bus, train, and underground services, said mass transport remained the group s core business, but it also sought to develop new modes ..

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