Passenger-carrying drones set for flight in Dubai

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From delivering packages to helping rescuers search tricky terrain, drones are being used for just about everything these days. (WPVI)

From delivering packages to helping rescuers search tricky terrain, drones are being used for just about everything these days.

And soon that will include carrying people.

Dubai is about to become the first city in the world to allow passenger-carrying drone taxis.

The Roads and Transport Authority released video of the aerial Uber, set to take flight in July.

Each drone can carry a single passenger, weighing up to 220 pounds, plus a small suitcase.

After climbing in, the rider simply puts in their destination, up to 31 miles away, then zooms into the sky at speeds of 62 miles per hour.

Luckily for everyone, the person inside won't be flying the drone; it's piloted by a team in a control room.

The Jetsons' flying cars may finally be here.

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