Uber Plans for the Arrival of Flying Cars

About plans for the arrival of flying cars

According to the Visual Flight Rules (VFR) pilots can fly independently. About plans the arrival of flying cars. If one imagines the technologies of the futur, the question of flying cars has been answered for years. In the meantime, cars have stayed on earth and transport engineering - airplanes, railways and cars - has kept its usual shape. Uber, a ride-hailing application, published a 97-page whitepaper last weekend.

It was titled "Fast-Forwarding to a Future of On-Demand Urban Air Transportation" and a program named Elevate was proposed.

However, the two words that were all taken out of the text were the same words that always came to minds when talking about the future: flying cars. Uber plans to start a flying car fleet within the next ten years that will turn a two-hour street ride into a 15-minute one.

It is also claimed that overflying transport will be much cheaper than a conventional crossing now. Over has already turned town and even interurban transport with its Ride-Hailing application. She also takes the leading role in the search for self-propelled cars, introduces independent cars to an US town, and plans to make them the standard in the near future.

Flying cars wouldn't be cars. Above they are called clunky CTOLs for perpendicular take-off and landings (in the picture). It works like a helicopter, which is the same as the helicopter airfield equivalents, the Uber "Vertiports" (with several airfields and loading points as they are electric powered) and "Vertistops" (with a sole airfield and little or no infrastructure).

According to the claim, there are already many helicopter landing pads, car parks and empty properties that can be used for these uses. They are not small obstacles, and they make Uber's time frame of a decade seem quite overambitious. In addition, Uber does not intend to develop the CTOLs and the associated technologies itself.

Instead, it is hoping to work with privatesector and public authorities who will carry out the hard technology work, while Uber will establish and operate the pilot-passenger interconnection platforms. However, if, or when, Elevate steps on the floor, there is no question that it would be transformerial, especially if it works as effectively as the firm states.

There is no such thing as traffics if you can go beyond it and go past it at 150 mph. About predicted that the journey between his home town of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley San Jose hubs would take 57 mph and an hours and 40 min by auto now only 15 mph.

In addition, while an UberX currently cost about $111, the firm says that an Elevate voyage would cost $129 first, but that would fall to $43 in the "near future" and $20 in the "long term". However, he also likes to spend an additional 18 dollars, or much more, if it goes an hours and a half after the journey.

First of all, flying cars (and yes, Gulliver feels a little weird when you write so seriously) would help to make city driving easier and navigation in towns much more effective and enjoyable. Despite the time frame that Uber proposes, we are still discussing flying cars - the same kind of innovative idea that we have been dreaming of for more than half a Century.

Let's see if and how they actually evolve before we judge whether the prospects for corporate tourism and the attractiveness of towns and cities will change forever.

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