THIS incredible water taxi could allow commuters to skip rush hour by hitting the waves.
A product of French startup, SeaBubbles, the hovering transporter could be available for order this month.
FRANCIS DEMANGE The water taxis hover above the water to reduce movement onboard
Called “The Bubble”, the vehicle was first designed in an effort to reduce road traffic – and it’s thought the car-shaped shuttle could cut commutes in some cities in half.
Able to fit up to five people, the semi-autonomous taxi produces zero emissions and glides through the water without creating waves.
Each vehicle is battery powered and have a range of 100km (around 62 miles).
The Bubble first made headlines last year after the tech company announced it would be the “Uber of water taxis”.
FRANCIS DEMANGE The company has claimed the vehicles could use autonomous technology
FRANCIS DEMANGE It could cut down work commuting times
And the latest version of the taxi is said to use autonomous technology.
The company are now conducting a five-week trial in Paris and claim the impressive vehicle should be ready for pre-orders this month.
They have also announced plans for an app where users can order a ride – similar to the way Uber operates.
A spokesman for the company said: “The Bubble is autonomous during its rides and charges while people are getting in and out, while stationed at the dock.
FRANCIS DEMANGE The company is yet to announce how much The Bubble will cost