28 Oct '16, 10am

Uber is working on flying electric cars to disrupt transportation again

Uber is working on flying electric cars to disrupt transportation again

Flying is typically seen as a costly mode of travel, but Uber thinks VTOLs could offer an affordable alternative. In the Medium post Holden said air travel is so expensive now because of “low production volume manufacturing.” VTOLs could be expensive initially, but over time “high production volume manufacturing” will lower costs. VTOLs could even utilize infrastructure already in place, like helipads. Parking garage roofs or land around highway interchanges could also act as “vertiports,” or places where several VTOLs can land, take off, and charge.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/uber-is-working-on-flying-electric-c...

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