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Uber Reveals Latest "Flying Car" Prototype

Posted on May 9, 2018
Uber wants to be a household name...not just for cars, but aircraft as well.
Uber wants to be a household name...not just for cars, but aircraft as well.

Uber is showing off its latest “flying car” concept at its second annual Elevate conference in Los Angeles. And, as you can see, it looks more like a drone than a helicopter.

The aircraft will be electrically powered, and Uber says they’ll fly at an elevation of 1,000 to 2,000 feet. The company envisions thousands of its flying taxis shuttling passengers between rooftop “skyports” and landing sites in cities, each of which will be equipped to handle 200 takeoffs and landings every hour. The aircraft will be piloted by humans at first, but eventually will fly autonomously.

The Verge article here

Related Topics: airports, autonomous vehicles, concept car, flying cars, taxis, TNCs, Uber

Comments ( 4 )
  • Andy

     | about 7 months ago

    Just think about it 🤔 why they give this information now? Because they are dying slowly, their self driving cars is a big Fail, they kill lots of people and their drivers sexual-harassment abuse all the time, they are paying a lot of money to the media to be quiet, they are running out of money and investors, that’s why they give these cool uber fly plan to the media so they keep talking about them for free Advertisement.

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