27 Oct '16, 7pm

Uber is promising us flying cars

Uber is promising us flying cars

Among other things, Peter Thiel is famous for saying “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” Now it seems that we are going to get both! Uber has just announced ELEVATE, with a doorstopper of a 98 page document, Fast-Forwarding to a Future of On-Demand Urban Air Transportation, that lays out their plans for domination of the skies. Imagine traveling from San Francisco’s Marina to work in downtown San Jose—a drive that would normally occupy the better part of two hours—in only 15 minutes. What if you could save nearly four hours round-trip between São Paulo’s city center and the suburbs in Campinas? Or imagine reducing your 90-plus minute stop-and-go commute from Gurgaon to your office in central New Delhi to a mere six minutes. © VTOL They will do it with electric VTOLs (Vertical Takeoff and Landing). They will launch from the roofs of parking lots, probab...

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