Uber reveals plans for flying taxi to bypass road traffic congestion.
Uber is working on a way to beat rush-hour traffic – by flying over it. The ride-sharing company just unveiled its plans for a ‘flying taxi’ – an electric plan that can transport a pilot and up to three passengers by air, at speeds of up to 180 miles per hour.
A model of the aircraft, which resembles a cross between a small plane and a helicopter, was unveiled at the CES show in Las Vegas and is being developed by Hyundai. Uber hopes to have air travel available by 2023.
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Our partnership with @hyundai_worldwide marks another step forward towards an aerial ride-sharing network. Here’s 6 things to know about the @Hyundai_Global Air Taxi model: 1️⃣Cruising speed of up to 180 mph and altitude of around 1000-2000 ft feet 2️⃣Can fly 60-mile trips 3️⃣100% electric 4️⃣Takes off and lands vertically 5️⃣Piloted but will become autonomous 6️⃣Room for 4 passengers #ces2020
Do you think ‘flying taxis’ could work? Would you feel safe in one?