Uber And Hyundai Join Hands To Produce Electric Flying Cars
Automaker Hyundai Motor and popular Cab-hailing service Uber have joined hands to develop electric air taxis. In 2018 we’ve seen Uber developing taxis, and the company has tested few of the very first time. On January 7 the company has announced that they will work together to take part in the race of flying cars that were electrical.
According to the report, Uber and Hyundai have pulled the wraps from its concept aircraft that was electric in CES 2020. The concept model is designed to carry four passengers at a time such as the pilot. The company claims it is capable of covering 60 miles (100) excursion in a full charge.
“Hyundai will produce and deploy the air vehicles, and Uber will provide airspace support services, connections to ground transportation, and client interfaces through an aerial ride share system,” Gadgets 360 quotes the official statement.
It seems that Uber has chosen to demonstrate its flights that are metropolitan and it’ll make it commercial by 2023. Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences is also a partner of Uber who’s indulged in developing this project. Hyundai is the car manufacturing firm who has joined hands with Uber.
“The total cost to produce and function UAM (urban air mobility) vehicles should be really low enough for everybody to enjoy the freedom to fly,” the report quoted Shin Jai-won, Executive Vice President and Head of Urban Air Mobility Division at Hyundai Motor.
Shin is a former NASA engineer and Hyundai hired him back to look after urban air mobility projects. Last year Hyundai also committed that it will invest KRW 1.8 trillion (GBP 1.1 billion) in this endeavor by 2025.