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Flying taxi was pulled over by the police on the River Seine in Paris: report

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A futuristic, eco-friendly, water taxi, was pulled over by the police on the River Seine in Paris, according to the Independent.

The bell-shaped taxi has been subjected to testing at the famous location in the French capital. The Independent reported on Wednesday that police have the ship with the worry that he was traveling too fast.

“Our car will have the right to go on a 30 km/h [18.6 mph], and when normally, the speed limit on the river is located at 12km/h (7.5 mph],” SeaBubbles, the CEO and co-founder of Anders Bringdal told The Independent. “So, they pulled us over to check our paperwork and make sure everything is in order.”

It may be that it’s on its way.

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Organisers are holding a test run this week is a white, oval-shaped electric hydrofoil (a boat that looks like a small space shuttle to slip past the monuments of Paris.

SeaBubbles is a co-founder of Sweden-Anders Bringdal, state of board of SeaBubble the Eiffel Tower and the river Seine, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at the latest, in Paris, france.
(AP Photo/Francois Mor)

The Seabubbles web site describes the vehicle as “wave zero, a zero-emission, zero-noise and so on.”

“We believe that it is the pollution, and overall congestion are not the only threat to our prosperity and, ultimately, threaten the people’s freedom of mobility,” it says.

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The boats can accommodate four passengers, and if they are approved, you can order through an app, such as land taxis as well as shared bicycles or other modes of transportation.

SeaBubbles is a co-founder of Sweden-Anders Bringdal, state of board of SeaBubble on the river Seine, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at the latest, in Paris, france. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

The designers are hoping to run the so-called Seabubbles to the market in Paris and other cities as of next year.

Bringdal told The Associated Press that “the most important thing for us is to have no noise, no waves, no emissions. And to bring them into the towns and cities which have been congested.”

The SeaBubbles’s CEO, said of the water taxi, “it is not only fun, but also makes economic sense.

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The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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