A company engaged in technology, especially drone technology called Frogs, developed a drone-based flying taxi. Frogs are located in Yogyakarta, precisely in Bangunharjo, Sewon, Bantul. This taxi drone will be able to carry a maximum of two people with a load limit of 200 kg, and it is able to travel up to 100 km with only one battery charge, and to fly 2.400 meters high above sea level for approximately one hour. The flying taxi from Frogs will be exhibited by Hanover Messe on 20-24 April 2020 in Germany. Hanover Messe is the largest annual international exhibition event in the field of industrial technology. The event will be attended by more than 6,500 participants representing 73 countries, 225,000 international visitors from 91 countries, and generating approximately 5.6 million business contacts.
The Frogs team consists of experts experienced in the aircraft industry. Before starting the development of this taxi drone, the Frogs team had conducted research for almost two years and spent funds reaching Rp1 billion. By targeting the market share of air taxi services, the taxi drones will later be able to be used to transport cargo or goods, military needs, as well as various emergency interests, such as first aid to areas that are in need and difficult to access by land.
One of the advantages of this taxi drone is that users can get to their destination faster because through the air lane, so they can avoid traffic jams. This air taxi is also environmentally friendly and it is free pollution because the power used is electricity sourced from batteries, which can be refilled.