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Flying River Taxis In Paris To Avoid Traffic Congestion

Busy Streets? No worries! You Can Now Avail Flying Water Cabs.

Tired of Street Traffic?

In order to overcome the problem of busy traffic jam in the city of Paris, two entrepreneurs, Anders Bringdal and Alain Thebault, are developing Sea Bubbles– an egg-shaped river shuttle that will eventually fly above the river, Seine. Although it might sound unrealistic but the founders believe that people will summon these pods using their smartphones soon next summer.

About the Founders

Anders and Alain are already known for their record-breaking Hydroptere sailing boat and have now raised £422,000 from venture capitalists and Government fund for Sea Bubbles. They are also supported by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo for this new concept. Moreover, these taxis are eco-friendly, which means ‘zero emission, zero noise, and zero waves’.

About the Sea Bubble

In the beginning, each Sea Bubble will carry up five people including the pilot, but they want to automate the system in future, thus removing the need for a pilot. The speed of taxi will be 29mph and the mechanism will be same as their previous device, Hydroptere.

What is the startup looking forward to now?

The startup is still in talks with Uber, Vinci SA and LMVH- a dealer in luxury goods. Even software engineers are interested in lending a hand to build this prototype. The startup is looking to raise more money in order to develop a taxi app and dock stations around the cabs.

Are you excited to try SeaBubbles on your next visit to Paris?  Do share your thoughts in our comments section below.

Takeaways:-

  • Anders Bringdal and Thebault, are developing Sea Bubbles, an egg-shaped river shuttle which will eventually fly above the river Seine.
  • They are already known for their record-breaking Hydroptere sailing boat
  • They have raised £422,000 from venture capitalists and Government fund for Sea Bubbles.
  • The speed of taxi will be 29mph
  • These taxis are eco-friendly that means ‘Zero emission, zero noise, and zero waves’

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Abirami Pillai

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