Uber’s Flying Cars?
Are the days of flying cars coming sooner than we think? With the right effort they might just be. Uber has just recently teams up with an advanced aircraft engineer by the name of Mark Moore. Moore has spent the past three decades of his life working with NASA. He has served as chief technologist of on-demand mobility at Langley Research Center; he is testing the likely hood of being able to invent a Vertical Take-off, (VTOL). According to Bloomberg Technology, Uber’s head of product, Nikhil Goel stated, “Uber continues to see its role as a catalyst of the growing developing VTOL ecosystem,”
They are so confident in the VTOL system they said these “flying cars” have the capability of taking someone from San Francisco to San Jose in fifteen minutes. On a normal day when someone takes a car, the trek takes around two hours. But if they are able to make VTOL cars a reality, it would change the way travel, work, and even live. However this is not their first attempt in quick easy aerial transportation; Uber once offered a helicopter service. This service was able to bring passengers from New York City to the Hamptons on Long Island or vice versa. Although this does not mean it was perfect, these services were often very expensive and temporary marketing gimmicks. This is how the VTOL planes fall into place, since they are much cheaper to operate. That leaves us with the fact Flying Cars are looking to be a thing of the not-so-distant future.
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