Hyundai Set To Deploy Flying Cars For Uber Air In 2023
HYUNDAI FLYING CARS – On Monday, the South Korean manufacturer announced that it would mass-produce flying cars to be deployed in 2023.
According to Hyundai, the flying cars would be for Uber’s aerial rideshare network. The cars would be a four-passenger vertical takeoff and landing vehicle.
However, no further details were disclosed as of this time. The deal between Uber and Hyundai was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
According to an article from Inquirer, Uber is working with other aircraft manufacturers to achieve its goal of deploying air taxi service by 2023.
Based on a statement from Jaiwon Shin, the head of Hyundai’s urban air mobility division, the large-scale manufacturing would keep costs affordable for the aerial systems.
Shin told a news conference at CES that Hyundai knows how to mass-produce high-quality vehicles. He added that he expected the partnership to provide short-range air taxis to be “affordable for everyone”.
By taking transportation out of the two dimensional grid on the ground and moving it into the sky, we can offer significant time savings to our ridersEric Allision, Head of Uber Elevate
Which cities would be the first to experience these flying cars? As per the article, Uber announced that it selected Melbourn to join Dallas and Los Angeles as the first cities offering Uber Air flights.
Their goal is to have demonstrator flights in 2020 and commercial operations in 2023.
During CES, Hyundai showed off its S-A1 model aircraft that has an impressive top speed of 290 kilometers per hour. The aircraft used a distributed electric propulsion paired with multiple rotors that keep it airborne.
The flying cars of Hyundai would initially be piloted. However, over time, they would become anonymous said the company.
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