LISBON, Portgual — Uber looks to take the travel business to the next level with its aerial service. In a speech at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Uber’s head of product Jeff Holden announced that the company is adding a third city, Los Angeles, to its list of places where it hopes to pilot its aerial taxi service by 2020. LA joins Dallas-Fort Worth and Dubai as cities announced to be working with Uber on the program.
The reality of urban air transportation is closer than you think. In fact, Uber Elevate has already started exploring the barriers we’ll need to overcome to make vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) a reality.
“We’re excited to partner with some of the world’s top manufacturers, real estate developers, agencies, and cities to make this vision a reality.”