Uber unveils ‘flying car’ prototype for a future air-taxi service

Uber Technologies Inc. on Tuesday unveiled its drone-like, all-electric flying car concept, aiming to get the world’s first air-taxi service off the ground within the next few years.

Privately held Uber shared the design specifications of the aircraft, officially called electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles, or eVTOL for short, to encourage more air-taxi concepts and to foster technologies for the development of an air-taxi rideshare network, the company said.

Uber’s concept aircraft, which owes its look more to drones than helicopters, was designed with “a rider-first mentality,” Uber said.

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