Uber is releasing new information about Uber Air, an ambitious plan to launch a fleet of autonomous flying taxis in two years.
“We think cities are going to go vertical in terms of transportation and we want to make that a reality,” Dara Khosrowshahi told CBS News’ Bianna Golodryga.
“We want to create the network around those vehicles so that regular people can take these taxis in the air for longer distances when they want to avoid traffic at affordable prices,” Khosrowshahi said.
“One of the key tenets of this technology is for us to have four riders in each vehicle. So, essentially, the cost per ride goes down,” he said. “The combination of mass market and sharing, which is really what Uber is all about, can bring this to the masses, can make it affordable for normal people.” – CBS News
Uber says the flying taxis will initially be piloted but the goal will be autonomous flight.
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