July 25, 2017

Uber targets 2020 for demo of flying ride-hailing network



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AeroMobil released its flying car for consumer orders. As expected, the price tag will be hefty and you’ll have to wait for a while before it comes home with you. SAN FRANCISCO — Uber is targeting 2020 for a demonstration of ride-hailing technology that will take to the skies.

The embattled tech giant announced Tuesday at its Elevate Summit in Dallas that it has formed partnerships with cities and companies to develop flying cars and the infrastructure needed by machines that take off and land vertically like helicopters.

Uber aims to deliver a working demo of the Uber Elevate Network in time for the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, whose Dubai Road and Transport Authority is partnering with Uber to study the demand for such technology in that region.

"Urban aviation is a natural next step for Uber," chief product officer Jeff Holden said in a statement, noting that the company’s original mission was to both give people back their time while alleviating congestion and pollution. "That’s why we’re working to make ‘Push a button, get a flight’ a reality." Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is one of Uber’s partners in trying to create the Uber Elevate Network, a working demo […]

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