Uber is a reliable form of transportation for many people around the world and it has quickly risen to be a top company. They have only continued to expand their business and reach new heights. For example, they have acquired an e-bike startup and now are attempting to start a flying vehicle service to add to their various methods of transportation.

But what can we expect from the aerial taxi service? Is the sky the limit?

High technology

The plans for the aerial service were shown off at its second annual Elevate conference in Los Angeles. The brand is saying that the vehicles will be quieter than typical helicopters and other noisy vehicles.

The technology includes 4 stacked rotors and a fifth on the tail for support. They are including precautionary measures for example if one rotor fails the others will work.

But let's get down to the details on the flying cars. According to The Verge, "These aircraft will be electrically powered, and Uber says they'll fly at an elevation of 1,000 to 2,000 feet. The aircraft will be piloted by humans at first, but eventually will fly autonomously."

The company plans to get thousands off the ground and landings every hour. These flying vehicles will most likely be used to go from rooftop to rooftop and will be used in big cities like New York, New York or Los Angeles, California to name but a couple.

We are unsure how much it will cost to use the service, but it certainly won't be cheap. Wealthy people including millionaires and billionaires could use the aircraft to get around the city to meet important people for business meetings or just to go somewhere else.


The company is hoping to start the service by 2023 if all goes as planned, but it could arrive even earlier than that.

Uber faces many hurdles because they must make sure that the flying cars are safe and the technology for it does not exist yet. They will need to have good schematics to build the helicopter like vehicles. The truth is that it looks pretty cool and it is quite a cool style to ride in.

In the past, Uber has tried to implement their self-driving taxi service, but it resulted in someone being killed in Arizona.

Uber would be smart to do a lot of testing on their aerial service because they plan to have those fly on their own.

Many companies are already in unison with Uber's grand scheme as 19 companies are developing flying-car plans reports The Verge. More news on the plans and on the aircraft could arrive in coming weeks. Uber is already in the food business with Uber Eats and a Twitter photo shows food being delivered by a drone in the future. Nobody can doubt that the brand does not have ingenuity.

Technology is surely advancing and we are looking to the future with self-driving vehicles and now flying cars. What a time to be alive.