Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently announced that driverless flying cars will soon become a reality for the city. The autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) underwent its initial trial run and passed with flying colors. The AAV was on display for Dubai’s World Government Summit, where the RTA chief stated the high possibility of a summer start date for flights.
“The AAV exhibited at the summit is not just a model; it is a real version that we have already experimented the vehicle in a flight in Dubai sky. The RTA is making every effort to start the operation of the AAV in July 2017,” explained Matter Al Teyer, RTA director and chairman.
The Ehang 184 is equipped with a touchscreen in front of the passenger seat which shows a grid map and includes every destination. The passenger can determine the destination and all the routes are predetermined. Once a destination is selected, the AAV takes over and the entire journey is automatic. A control center on the ground monitors all of the activity.
“The trial run of the first AAV is in implementation of the directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world,” said Al Tayer.
“It is also part of the RTA’s endeavors to provide self-driving transport through engaging in the technological tests of self-driving vehicles in a Dubai environment. It replicates Dubai Self-driving Transport Strategy aimed at transforming 25 per cent of total individual trips in Dubai into self-driving trips using various modes of transport by 2030,” Al Tayer added.
With regards to safety, Al Tayer stated, “We have addressed the highest levels of security in the designing and manufacturing of the Ehang184. The vehicle is fitted with eight main propellers, In case of any failure in the first propeller, there would be seven other propellers ready to complete the flight and a smooth landing, while mitigating the impact of the fault sustained by the first propeller.
“In case of any malfunctioning in one of these systems, the standby system would be capable of controlling and safely steering the AAV to the programmed landing point. The AAV is designed to operate under all climatic conditions unless there is a thunderstorm. The vehicle is fitted with highly accurate sensors with a very low-error threshold and can resist vibrations and extreme temperatures.”
This AAV, which was once only a vision for the future, will very soon become an exciting reality for the residents of Dubai, and eventually, the whole world.
The Cannes Film festival is one of the most popular award ceremonies of the year in the world of film and famous people. As you can imagine, the event organizers would be pretty strict about the dress code at such a lavish affair and therefore issue attendees a strict dress code that they have to follow correctly.
Caught Off Guard
It’s not uncommon for celebrities to have their own realities TV-shows once they become famous and in order to celebrate her own, Mariah’s World, Mariah Carey decided to host a promotion and appearance in New York. However, the singing star had no idea that while walking up the carpet to the event, her Christain Louboutin pumps slipped out from under her, causing her to trip on the way in! Thankfully, her security guard was on hand to keep her from falling completely. Phew!
Lady In Red Turning Red
Sarah Hyland is an aspiring young actress who has recently made a name for herself in the family comedy sitcom Modern Family. As someone who takes a lot of pride in her appearance and physicality, Hyland decided to wear a daring open trim dress that revealed her stomach in a sexy and stylish way. However, what she didn’t notice was that her Spanx had cropped themselves just above her hemline and stuck out like a sore thumb! She quickly corrected this, but her reaction to it was priceless!
So when French actress Laure Calamy decided that she had had enough of the strict rules, she decided to flash the paparazzi and reveal her gorgeous legs in the most daring of ways, creating quite the stir!
Choosing a dress for a high-fashion award ceremony can be quite a difficult thing to do and while it might sound like an easy choice to make, there’s a lot that goes into the decision. Besides being original, unique and highly fashionable, your chosen dress also has to be practical! This is a lesson Hayden Panettiere, unfortunately, seems to have learned the hard way. While making an appearance at the Met Ball in 2014, the stars embellished Dennis Basso dress caused her to trip on the stairs. Thankfully, she was on her feet again in no time!
Spanx You Very Much
Despite the pressure that celebrities feel to always be the best version of themselves possible, they are after all, only human. This was quite apparent when the Queen B Beyoncė Knowles stepped up onto a curb wearing a beautiful figure-hugging emerald silk dress. As she stepped up, the slit in her dress revealed a secret that she had been hiding from us the whole time – she wore Spanx! Being as cool as ever though, Beyoncė rocked the situation with charm, smiles, and elegance.
Keep Up, Kim
Kim Kardashian is one of the biggest names in Hollywood stardom these days and while she will admit she has a dream life in many ways, she’s also honest about the fact that she still has moments that she’ll live to regret to this day. As someone who spent a lot of time in the limelight, she has become used to handling a variety of different types of stressful situations. So when she attended the Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2011 and her Marchesa gown was dangerously close to slipping off, she handled it relatively smoothly! Close call though!
Just In Time
When Birdman was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Naomi Watts decided to join her co-stars on stage for the celebration. As she managed to make it onto the podium, her high heels accidentally caught on Emma Stone’s sheer skirt and in a matter of moments, the star took a tumble! Luck for Watts, she has a good sense of balance and managed steady herself before falling!
The Mistake That Cost A Fortune
Jennifer Anniston is one of the most famous actresses in Hollywood and whenever she steps out of her home, you can be sure that someone will snap a few pictures of her. So when she was attending the screening for her then latest comedy film Christmas Party, she stepped out in a beautiful Celine coat that she had chosen for the event. The only problem? She had forgotten to take the tag off the dress! Thankfully though, the price was not noticeable!
Like Mother Like Daughter
Sonja Morgan made a name for herself when she first appeared in The Real Housewives of New York but was soon also making appearances on the Hulu original Difficult People. After the star’s appearance on the show, she was invited to the screening and decided to wear a gorgeous black and white Hervé Leger bandage dress. Thankfully her daughter Quincy Adams Morgan was also on the red carpet that day, as her dress fabric split and she had to help zip up her mothers dress right there to avoid any mishaps!
Saved By The Satin
Wardrobe malfunctions are a normal part of the celebrity lifestyle and while most celebs take a lot of time to ensure that they don’t happen too often, they’re still pretty common from time to time. So when Lil Mix star, Jade Thirlwall attended the Brit Awards in 2017 in her alluring satin white dress, she wound up having to cover her chest and legs while walking the carpet to ensure that she didn’t expose too much of her modesty by accident! She survived without an incident!
Better Safe Than Sorry
Rakhi Sawant might not be a name that’s well-known to many westerners, but in India, she’s a veritable star and has a large following. So when she was invited to the 21st Annual Life OK Screen Awards she decided to get their attention by sporting a questionable sexy nurse outfit to the event. The star was imminently booed by international media for wearing such a sexually suggestive outfit to the event – technically making it a conscientious wardrobe malfunction. At least nothing was torn!
When a celebrity gives us a performance, you know that they’ve always put in a lot of time and effort to make sure that everything in their show or performance looks the best it can. So when Miley Cyrus decided to don this extra long t-shirt for her performance at Radio 1’s Big Weekend performance, she seemed to be choosing comfort over everything. The only issue was that the crowd could almost permanently see her tighty whiteys! Bad of bold? You decide!
Not Very Model Behavior
Bella Hadid is well-regarded as one of the most famous supermodels in the world right now and that means that every red carpet appearance she makes, is one that she takes very seriously. Because having a slip-up when you’re famous is a bad thing, having a slip-up in front of tonnes of paparazzi is even worse. So when Bella Hadid decided to flaunt her stuff in a sexy red silk dress, she accidentally revealed a little too much! We suppose that’s what being risque is all about though!
Families Who Have Each Other’s Skirts
Walking down the red carpet is quite an achievement but being able to do so with your sibling is even more of a rarity. When Tamar and Toni Braxton walked the red carpet for the Emmy awards, the ‘Unbreak My Heart’ singer accidentally managed to (somehow) get her hand caught on her sisters dress! As you can imagine, this caused quite the awkward situation and a little embarrassment, but isn’t that what siblings are for? We’re sure that they’ll laugh about this later though!
Harry Can’t Save You From This One
England is a country that is known for having particularly cold and wet rainy winters. However, when Emma Watson decided to get dressed up for award season, she seemed to forget this point and wound up having to brave the cold and rainy weather in nothing but her evening dress! Thankfully, there’s always an umbrella around on had at a red carpet event, or Watson would have been soaking wet and cold throughout the awards! Next time, bring a coat just in case!
Big Little Flop
So, having one celebrity trip at a major event or award ceremony is one thing, but nearly having two trips is incredibly rare. For those who can’t tell, the guy on the floor is Adrien Brody, who fell when trying to catch his mother who had subsequently also fallen. As Brody tripped backward, he nearly landed directly on Nicole Kidman who nearly fell over would it not have been for a security guard. Talk about the domino effect!
Without A Kerr In The World
When Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr was notified of her 2012 InStyle Women of Style Award as one of the Women of the Year, she was overjoyed! Being one of the worlds most well-known models, she naturally wanted to dress up for the ceremony. This involved an expensive Carla Zampatti dress reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe’s famous ‘air vent gown’. However, as Kerr arrived on the red carpet, her dress began to fall apart! Luckily her personal assistant was there to help and saved her from a fashion catastrophe!
It Popped, Darling
Having a dress pop can be one of the worst things for a celebrity during an event or ceremony. When Mariah Carey was talking to Good Morning America host Lara Spencer, she suddenly stopped mid-conversation and said: “Oh shoot, the back of my dress just popped!” The singer then slowly turned around to reveal that her dress had split at the back. Cooly and calmly she declared “It Popped, darling. What should we call this? The Central Park saga?”
Treasure Her Chest
Hofit Golan is a well-known celebrity socialite who has attended a number of red carpet events and has literally become a veteran when it comes to making appearances. Generally, when a celebrity is suffering from an injury, they’re a lot less likely to attend an event. However, being the kind of tough-girl beauty that she is, Golan decided to attend the 2017 Venice Film Festival with a broken leg while on crutches at the same time! She even had the energy for a pose – lifting her crutches to the air and smiling brightly!
What A Legend
Chrissy Teigen’s smile is well known by her fans for being one of the features of her face that are most familiar to them and at the 2016 Oscars, she was given the opportunity to use it to her best advantage. She had chosen a Marchesa gown that had been adorned with bejeweled ruby flowers and long, elegant train that trailed behind her – at least until it got stuck! Once that happened though, husband John Legend came to her aid quickly – preventing a fashion faux pas!
Came To The Rescue
Margot Robbie has quickly risen through the ranks to become one of the hottest new actresses in Hollywood at the moment. She is used to playing a variety of different characters and whether it’s a badass villain in Suicide Squad or a civilized lady in films like Tarzan, she always looks her best. However, as with movie wardrobes, they sometimes need extra hands to get them ready which is what happened when she relied on Alexander Skarsgard to fix her dress for her during her red carpet appearance for Tarzan.
You Can Take The Actress Out Of Hollywood…
When you reach a certain level of fame in Hollywood, actors and actresses are often awarded a chance to immortalize themselves in either a star on the Boulevard or a personalized signature slab of concrete. When Emma Thompson was selected for her chance at an award of this nature for her amazing acting career, she was overjoyed! While making an impression on the wet concrete, Thomspon accidentally slipped off her black pumps and came crashing to the floor. Thankfully she was all-smiles soon after getting back up again.
Watch Your Step
Amal Clooney has gone on to become one of the most-loved women in Hollywood and has not only captured our minds and hearts, but she also won over George Clooney’s when she became his wife and the mother of his child. As you can imagine, they’re a couple who tend to take pride in their appearance and can often be seen in some lovely outfits together. In this case, her long dress got caught under her feet while on the red carpet and she nearly would have tripped were it not for George’s steadying hands.
When ‘Side to Side’ singer and pop star Ariana Grande decided to attend the 2012 Teen Choice Awards, she wanted to wear a dress that was unique and would stand out. When choosing her dress, she opted for a macaroon-decorated satin and tulle dress that had a lot of layers on it and was a pastel creme in color. Because it was really windy on the day of the event, Grande had to battle with her dress blowing from side to side while walking the red carpet and literally fought her way into the ceremony!
Step Out Of Line
As you can imagine, tripping on the red carpet is something most celebrities would like to avoid. But falling down the steps is something else entirely! When these images were released at first back in 2011 at the Cannes Film Festival, the internet mistook the man in white for Jason Derulo – the pop singer. However, it was later revealed that Derulo was in L.A. at the time and that this was someone else entirely. The internet only knows him as ‘Cannes Fall Guy,’ but we hope he’s okay!