Ride-hailing giant Uber floated the idea of aerial transport back in 2016 and Hyundai has now partnered with the company with the same ambitions.
Hyundai Uber Flying Car. (Image source: Hyundai)
Nearly a month after teasing the ‘flying car’ concept for the first time, Hyundai has unveiled the full-scale prototype at the CES this week. In addition to this, Hyundai upped the ante by confirming that not only will it mass-produce electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, but also deploy them in Uber’s future aerial taxi fleet.
Uber floated the idea of the aerial ride-hailing fleet back in 2016 and outlined the future “Uber Elevate” project. Uber has also stated it would conduct its own test flights in 2020 and that it plans to launch its first version of its air taxi services in 2023, starting in in Dallas, Texas and Los Angeles, California.