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Drone taxi commercialization in 2025… Going from Seoul to Daegu in 2035


K-UAM technology roadmap confirmed
Fly up to 300 km/h speed 300 km/h
Transfer from Seoul to Daegu in 1 hour
Over 50 airports and 200 routes
Fare per person is expected to be around 1300 won per km
Voluntary taxi sharing is allowed during the first half of the year

Drone taxis in downtown cities will be commercialized from 2025, and in 2035, the era of long-distance drone travel from Seoul to Daegu is expected to open.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced on the 31st that it has proposed and decided on the 32nd Economic Central Countermeasure Headquarters for the’Korean Urban Air Transportation (K-UAM) Technology Roadmap’, a blueprint for technological development for the practical use of urban air traffic such as drones.

In addition to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, this technology roadmap has been jointly prepared by related ministries such as the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, the Ministry of Science and Technology Information and Communication, the Ministry of Small and Medium Venture Business, and the Meteorological Administration. In addition to the basic roadmap released in June last year, it is a follow-up measure that adds a strategy for securing core technologies to use UAM as a means of daily transportation.

UAM is a new transportation service that uses vertical take-off and landing vehicles as a means of transportation, and its advantage is that it can be used in urban areas without a runway.

The technology roadmap divided the UAM market into three stages: early (2025 to 2029), growth (2030 to 2034), and maturity (2035 to) according to the technology level, and set goals according to the technology level. When the maturity reaches 2035, thanks to battery technology and lightweight aircraft, the UAM flight distance is expected to increase to 300 km, and the moving speed is expected to increase from 150 km per hour in 2025 to 300 km per hour in 2035. It means that it will be at the level of technology that can move from Seoul to Daegu in about an hour.

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In addition, in 2035, over 50 Vertiports (UAM airports) will be built nationwide and 200 routes will be operated, the government predicted. The gas price is expected to drop to about 750 million won per unit, and the fare per 1 km per person is expected to be around 1,300 won.

At the economic critical meeting on this day, a plan for’regulatory innovation in the top 10 industrial sectors’ was also presented, including allowing voluntary taxi rides during the late-night time.

From the first half of this year, the government has decided to allow voluntary shared ride services on the premise of securing passenger safety measures on platforms such as Kakao Taxi when taxis are difficult to catch, such as late at night.

Under the current law, it is not allowed to share taxis for the safety of passengers and the prevention of unfair rates. However, the government has already allowed some joint ventures through the information and communication technology (ICT) regulatory sandbox. From August 2019, the Seoul Metropolitan Government implemented the’Ban-Ban Taxi’ (Konatus) application service that relays the companion service when passengers in the same city are within 1 km of the adjacent area, more than 70% of the ride section, and less than 15 minutes of additional estimated time when traveling. In progress.

The government is planning to revise the’Taxi Development Act’ based on the results of demonstration special cases such as half and half taxis, and promote voluntary shared ride services on the premise of securing passenger safety measures.

A GPS-based app meter is also introduced. The intent is to modify the regulations that only allow mechanical taxi meters, so that a variety of services, such as a pre-determined fare system, can be introduced.

On the 31st, Hong Nam-ki, the Prime Minister of the Ministry of Economy and the Minister of Strategy and Finance, all speak at the 32nd Emergency Economy Central Countermeasure Headquarters Meeting and the 10th Korean New Deal Ministers’ Meeting held at the Government Complex in Jongno-gu, Seoul. News 1

In the industrial complex field, U-turn companies were added to the industrial complex contract and preferential supply target so that when a U-turn demand from overseas companies occurs due to the reorganization of the global supply chain due to the impact of Corona 19, the Korea Land and Housing Corporation (LH ).

At the meeting that day, the government prepared measures to promote domestic demand, including reviewing the holding of the’Korea Companion Sale’, and discussed ways to discover and support a 110 trillion won investment project.

Deputy Prime Minister of Economy and Ministry of Strategy and Finance Hong Nam-ki said, “The second quarter is the decisive time to settle our economy in a full-fledged recovery phase. did.

Reporter Park Se-jun, reporter Sejong=Park Young-jun reporter [email protected]

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