The daily reports that the Army and UT-Austin engineers will cooperate with Uber on developing “stacked rotors” for electric flying taxis. A scifi dream come true.
If all goes well, Uber plans to have a demonstration flight by 2020 and commercial operation in 2023.
“The technology exists,” said Rob McDonald, head of vehicle engineering at Uber Elevate. “It’s not science fiction. “It’s not a pipe dream…It’s such a compelling experience that people will want to experience it.”
Some might. Not me, thanks. Not after Uber’s self-driving taxi killed a woman pedestrian in Arizona.