Uber Isn’t Joking About Flying Cars
Uber Technologies turned commuting on its head in 2009, when it first released an app that would summon a black car.
Now, with millions of riders and several hundred thousand drivers worldwide, a small team of Uber employees are focusing on a new and audacious objective: avoiding traffic congestion by flying over it.
Uber’s Elevate initiative aims to launch a new fleet of electric aircraft that would hold a pilot and up to four passengers. And the company plans to begin its first Elevate test flights in 2020 in places like Dubai, Los Angeles, and Dallas, and be fully operational by 2023.... continued ...