Flying taxis spin to DFWFlying taxis spin to DFWhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=181412017-10-31T05:00:00Z2017-10-31T21:40:00Z

​​​​Rendering of helicopterDALLAS-FORT WORTH – Uber plans to go airborne, and DFW will lead the way, according to retired Air Force General and transportation futurist John E. Michel.

Uber is working with several partners including Bell Helicopter to develop electric, flying taxis for its Uber Elevate service scheduled to debut in DFW and Dubai in 2020.

The vertical takeoff and landing vehicles that are being developed for Uber Elevate require no runway, are simple to operate and maintain, and do not require expensive infrastructure.

Uber’s vision for “on-demand aviation" would use networks of small, electric-powered vehicles that can take off and land vertically and have ranges of 50 to 100 miles on a single charge.​​

Dallas Business Journal
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
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