Uber's flying taxi service – that glorious sci-fi dream – still plans to launch its first takeoffs by 2023. One major caveat, however, is that unlike regular taxis which can freely zip about the streets, UberAIR taxis need access to the sky and a place to land. That's where "Skyports" come in: special areas localized specifically for launching, landing, and customer pickup, and they're looking appropriately futuristic.
Uber Technologies said on Tuesday it would work with the U.S. Army to advance research on a novel, quiet aircraft rotor technology that could be used in future flying cars, or military aircraft. Uber also revealed passenger costs for its air taxi service.
Porsche global sales chief Detlev von Platen reveals the Stuttgart carmaker is working on a "flying sports car."
"There is a huge shortage of engineers. There are plenty of smart people — the missing link is education."
Elon tweeteth, the world taketh note.
Uber has signed a deal with NASA to develop air-traffic control systems for the low-flying, unmanned vehicles.
Reinventing how we move people and products around is a big job.
Take a closer look at the details behind the AeroMobil flying car. The company plans for production of 500 units in 2020.
Today's installment in the "flying car" saga is an electric jet that works like a V-22 Osprey.
The skies are getting crowded with flying-car hopefuls.
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Look, up in the sky, it's a Volvo.
Like an animal in nature, transitioning between walking and flying.
The arms fold, meaning you can store it inside a garage.
Uber's VTOL chief responds to Musk's opinions about flying taxis.
More of a powered paraglider with wheels.
Pilots describe the moment when it all comes together and they 'get it' in terms of how to fly the machine.