Beat the traffic !
Uber’s idea is certainly audacious. Thwart traffic in congested cities by flying over it. Quick, quiet, clean, cheap. This concept —which requires a new type of battery-powered vertical take-off and landing vehicle (VTOL)—is Silicon Valley to its core in terms of self-liberation and greater efficiency. These electric vehicles would operate from ‘vertiports’ situated around urban areas, predominantly atop buildings. And, at some point in the future, they would be unmanned. Uber disclosed the initial steps of its air-travel vision, with initial testing expected by 2020 in Dallas and Dubai.
The Airbus concept