Uber expects flying taxis to take off in 2020

  • US ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc expects to deploy flying taxi services in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and Dubai in 2020.
  • Uber’s flying taxis will be small, electric aircraft that takeoff and land vertically, or VTOL aircraft, enabling zero operational emissions and quiet enough to operate in cities without disturbing the neighbors. 
  • The company is working with Hillwood Properties to make four vertiports – VTOL hubs with multiple takeoff and landing pads, and charging infrastructure – for Uber in Dallas starting next year.
  • Uber has also teamed up with companies such as Bell Helicopter, Aurora, Pipistrel, Mooney and Embraer to make the flying taxis. 
  • The company, which has partnered with the Dubai government, expects to conduct passenger flights as part of the World Expo 2020 in Dubai. 
Source: http://bit.ly/2qapzDI

 

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