Uber won’t stop after upending the taxi market with its ride-hailing service. The company is now aiming for the skies, and that’s not a joke! Uber wants to build flying taxis, and it promises the plan to be ready until 2020.
The company expects to deploy its flying taxis in Dallas-Fort Worth and Dubai by 2020, Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden said at the Uber Elevate Summit in Dallas on Tuesday. Uber’s flying taxis will be small, electric aircraft that take off and land vertically, or VTOLs, with zero emissions and quiet enough to operate in cities.