Uber also announced a handful of partnerships with aviation companies to develop and deliver a flying auto. In February, the company said it hired NASA aircraft engineer Mark Moore to work on Uber Elevate, its flying auto initiative. The Uber flying cars would be of the VTOL (A vertical take-off and landing ) variety -Now the company has come up with the fresh, innovative idea that is, "Flying cars".
Uber envisages VTOL aircraft can be twice as safe as driving a auto due to autonomy and distributed electric propulsion (DEP).
The trials will begin in Dallas in the USA and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and will be developed in cooperation with the aviation firms Embraer and Bell Helicopter. Firms include manufacturer; Embraer, Aurora Flight Sciences and Bell Helicopter. US electric vehicle charging station maker ChargePoint will work on an exclusive charger for Uber's network, while Bell Helicopter, Aurora, Pipistrel, Mooney, and Embraer will develop the flying taxis. The company's ultimate goal is to allow customers to simply "push a button" and get picked up by a flying vehicle for travel in and around the city.
The two companies announced plans on Tuesday to develop a network of aircraft that could provide transportation in large urban areas like Dallas/Fort Worth.
Uber Takes to the Skies with Next Ride-Hailing Project
"Just like artificial intelligence, flying cars have been promised for decades but are arriving now", he said on Tuesday. "Normally it requires years of training to learn to fly". There are also questions about the safety of the proposed vehicles and the viability of the batteries. The vehicle will then start automatically, take off and cruise to the set destination before descending and landing in a specific spot.
"We share the vision that the state of transportation in congested cities is ripe for innovative solutions, such as on-demand aviation", Antonio Campello, Vice President for Corporate Innovation, wrote in the security filing.
The aircraft will be a four- to six-seat air taxi for the intra city market, utilizing Carter's patented Slowed Rotor Compound (SR/C) technology for efficient hover and efficient cruise at 175 miles per hour, and benefitting from Mooney's extensive general aviation experience.
World's last male northern white rhino gets help from Tinder
They have the option to swipe right on Sudan's profile , and doing so sends a message featuring a link where users can donate. His name is Sudan, he likes eating grass and chilling in the mud, and he's the last hope for his species.