We all knew this was coming, but Jetsons era way to live is coming to a city near you.
Uber’s flying taxis will be small, electric aircraft that take off and land vertically, or VTOLs, (a vertical take-off and landing) with zero emissions and quiet enough to operate in cities.
Uber, which has partnered with the Dubai government, expects to conduct passenger flights as part of the World Expo 2020 in Dubai, yippie!
Flying taxis would cut down travel time between San Francisco’s Marina to downtown San Jose to 15 minutes, compared with the more than two hours it takes by road, Uber estimates.
In an early scale operation, the company can get to $1.32 per passenger mile, a little higher than taking an UberX for a similar distance.
How amazing would that be for Los Angelenos and New Yorkers who live in constant congestion delays. Just imagine we can live in the future instead of wasting hours of our lives away in grid lock traffic trapped in our cars. 💃🏼