31 Oct '16, 4am

Uber Planning to Roll Out Flying Car Transport Service

Uber Planning to Roll Out Flying Car Transport Service

Uber is planning to add another vehicle of the future to its fleet: flying cars. Ride-hailing company Uber is well known for disrupting the taxi industry, and more recently for launching its self-driving car project in Pittsburgh and acquiring Otto with its autonomous trucking technology. The company has taken flying cars seriously enough to publish a white paper outlining its upcoming transport service, which the company has named Uber Elevate . The company envisions journeys being made by a “network of small, electric aircraft that take off and land vertically.” The end game will be to “use three-dimensional airspace to alleviate transportation congestion on the ground.” Uber has no intentions of manufacturing these flying cars, which is the case with its passenger car ride-hailing services and commercial truck alliance with Otto. The Uber Elevate study looks at flying c...

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