Uber Drew Inspiration from Drones for Its Flying Car Concept

 - May 10, 2018
References: uber & dezeen
With the exponential growth in technology, it really is no surprise that an aerial taxi service is envisioned for 2023. Last year, Uber worked alongside NASA to develop a helicopter-like prototype and in 2018 the peer-to-peer rideshare company is showcasing its updated drone-inspired design. Dubbed eVTOL (Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing vehicle), the tech development will make for the "world's first urban aviation rideshare network."

The aerial taxi is designed to be stealthy and quiet, with a strong focus on the experience of the rider, as well as an adequate consideration for pedestrian safety. Uber has envisioned that the aerial taxis will begin to be tested in the field by 2020 and the service is projected to be live for on-demand commercial operations by 2023.