Uber Is Working On On-Demand Flying Taxis

Posted: Oct 28 2016, 1:04pm CDT | by , Updated: Oct 30 2016, 11:33am CDT, in News | Cars & Vehicles

 

Uber is Working on On-Demand Flying Taxis
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  • Uber planning to Launch Flying Taxis in Future
 

The Company is supposed to provide a fast and cheap flying cab experience.

Uber is all set to remain on top for providing cabbing services all over the world. We already know that Uber is rigorously working on the self-driving cars these days which are supposed to start functioning somewhere near 2020. Now the company is aiming pretty high again and by high we literally mean high up in the air! 

Uber is getting ready to launch its transportation services by air as well. For this purpose they have started working on a new model that will actually cater the need of people who want themselves to be transported quickly between cities or in the cities. 

The company just launched a big outline according to which they are off to make a type of aircraft that will have the ability to take off and land vertically thus providing a great travelling situation in congested areas of a city.

They are calling these aircrafts as VTOLs. According to AutoBlog, Uber doesn’t want to prepare the VTOLs on their own though.

They have a plan to be made them on order according to the requirement of transportation. It looks like they are planning to join hands with automotive agencies, government agencies and of course air craft companies to make such kind of aircraft. They are also planning for this mode of transportation to be more affordable than any other option. 

According to the estimates mentioned by the company any person needing to travel from Marina San Francisco to Downtown San Jose will have to spend $128 in the VTOL.

While on the other hand a passenger has to pay $111 in uberX which is the fastest of the services provided by company on road. Though VTOL will be a lot faster and quicker than any of the cars offered by Uber. 

Let’s see how long Uber will take to actually introduce this facility in market. 

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