Uber has made no secret of its plans to develop an aerial taxi service, but when it first announced its flying car concept last year, many experts dismissed it as entirely unrealistic and overly ambitious. However, since then it's seemingly made serious progress, partnering with manufacturers to help engineer the sort of lightweight and potentially autonomous vertical take-off vessels the whole operation hinges on, and now, by outlining a path toward organizational safety and regulation (a word that the company has infamously thumbed its nose at).
If all goes according to the latest plans outlined this week, the first flying Uber test flights will take off around the Dallas-Fort Worth airport in 2020, followed by similar trials in its two other test cities, Dubai and Los Angeles. Even better, the company is evidently dead-set on ensuring that uberAir will be affordable for the bulk of its users, and not designated as some option reserved for the richest riders.
h/t The Verge