Flying cars were once the stuff of dreams and movies, such as Back to the Future. Recently Uber announced plans to create an air taxi service which they refer to as “Uber Elevate”. Their main goal with this service is to ease traffic congestion and shorten trip times. According to Uber, the service will be cheaper than owning a car-on a per passenger, per mile basis.
Uber estimates the taxis will be ready to launch in 2023 and plans to launch the service in Dallas-Fort Worth and Frisco, Texas areas as well as LA. Right now Uber is still in the early stages and still needs to work with aerospace partners for vehicle designs as well as creating skyports and getting the proper FAA certifications.