Uber To Have Its Flying Commuter Transit In 10 Years

Uber is a ride-sharing giant known for road commuters but it recently laid out its ambitious project, which is to have a flying commuter transit.

The ride-sharing giant, Uber, has laid out a vision for on-demand aircraft that can fly commuters to home or work, a lot faster than it would take him or her on the road.

To invite innovators and entrepreneurs to take flight with the idea, Uber (–foul word(s) removed–)sed the feasibility of what it called “vertical take-off and landing” vehicles in a 98-page white paper presentation.

Uber, which is based in San Francisco, said it will be reaching out to cities, manufacturers and other about the concept.

Uber boss Travis Kalanick
Uber boss Travis Kalanick.

“Just as skyscrapers allowed cities to use limited land more efficiently, urban air transportation will use three-dimensional airspace to alleviate transportation congestion on the ground”, printed in the white paper which was authored by Uber chief product officer Jeff Holden and product manager Nikhil Goel.

The paper also said: “A network of small, electric aircraft that take off and land vertically will enable rapid, reliable transportation between suburbs and cities and, ultimately, within cities”.

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