Uber Hopes Flying Cars Will Take Off

Wired magazine notes: “The kind of aircraft Uber envisions shuttling customers through the air—electric, with vertical takeoff and landing capability, and capable of flying 100 miles in just 40 minutes—don’t exist yet.” But, it adds, the company is already working with real estate companies to provide “vertiports,” and with engineers to deliver the power the cars would need to fly.

One expert says it’s feasible. “I think 2020 is realistic for a vehicle that is not replacing an airplane but replacing a car,” Richard Pat Anderson of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, tells Wired.

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