Recently, Uber Technologies has introduced its flying taxi prototype for its consumers across the globe. They have recently collaborated with NASA to present an innovative concept of aircraft that will be helping the company to transport passengers by air. This flying taxi will surely reduce the hour-long destination duration to just a few minutes.
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Uber Technologies recently unveiled its prototype at an event of its flying taxi, which service the company will be starting in 2023 across the globe. The prototype of this flying taxi is named as electrical vertical take-off and landing vehicle (eVTOL). The prototype is designed by keeping in mind the rider-fast mentality as per the repute of Uber in the minds of the consumers all across the globe. The company’s future plan is to operate a network of flying taxis in different cities of the world. This will let the company operate four persons ride sharing flights in the cities where this service will start for the consumers.
The eVTOL (flying taxi) prototype by Uber will comprise four sets of stacked propellers, which will help to accommodate a number of four people and also for safe and secure takeoffs and landings. After a full charge, the aircraft will have the ability to fly over a distance of 60miles at a speed of 150-200 miles per hour. The recharging time of the aircraft is completed in a duration of five minutes.
NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate known as Jalwon Shin said that the Urban air mobility has the potential to revolutionize the way people move their cargo and commute in the city as well as change their lifestyle just like the new mobile phones have done. This flying taxi service will not be limited to short commutes only. According to Uber Technologies, the services will expand on different route options. The company is aiming to see commercialization of these flying taxis in the coming five years.