The city of Dubai announced Monday people will soon be able to get around the city using autonomous aerial vehicles.
The vehicle fits a person up to 220 pounds and a small suitcase, according to a video released by the city's Roads and Transport Authority. The vehicle has a battery life of 30 minutes and can travel within 24 to 31 miles.
Other than putting on a seat belt and selecting a destination, the traveler doesn't need to do much else.
A command center keeps tabs on the vehicle during the flight.
So why now, and why Dubai? It appears the city is meeting a challenge from its ruler head on.
Last year, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum — who is also the vice president and prime minister of the UAE —announced a strategy to make 25 percent of trips driverless by 2030.
The city is also testing a 10-seat electric driverless shuttle.
The head of the Roads and Transport Authority said Monday he hopes the new method of travel will get off the ground by July.