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Uber's Autopilot Challenges On the Road and In the Air

Uber's Autopilot Challenges On the Road and In the Air

The company believes that with drone technology advancing and urban transportation not the easiest for travelers to overcome, taking to the air is a reasonable solution.

The next step in Uber's plans for urban transport is an electric flying vehicle for urban aerial ride hailing.

The Uber logo is displayed on a screen during the Women In The World Summit in New York City, U.S., April 12, 2018. The flying cars will likely be refueled at the thousands of rooftop "skyports" Uber hopes to erect in cities across the U.S. Those skyports will be able to accommodate 200 liftoffs and landings each hour. The aircraft would operate on Uber's own network. The Elevate conference continues on Wednesday, and will be streamed live online.

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The concept aircraft uses eight rotors to provide vertical lift, until the point it transitions to horizontal flight when lift is maintained by a short wing and a pusher propeller provides forward momentum.

This technology is ideal for crowded urban areas where Uber now operates.

Uber executives are providing an update on their plans to put flying cars in the air by 2020, with commercial rides beginning in 2023, but the most pointed comments from CEO Dara Khosrowshahi address the rideshare company's present challenges. The reasoning is simple: the more fractured and varied future flying taxi models become, the harder it will be to regulate them, and the harder it will become for all of them to share the same infrastructure (landing pads, air space required for travel, etc.).

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Eric Allison, the company's head of aviation program, showed a chart indicating that UberAir could conceivably charge $90 for a 29-minute ride between locations that would cost $60 and take 69 minutes using the UberX auto service instead. Unlike earlier designs, the new aircraft features large pods that relocate potentially risky batteries outside of the passenger fuselage.

After helping to pioneer peer-to-peer ride hailing and working to bring self-driving cars to the road, Uber's next step will take it to a place where it won't need roads.

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