Flying cars are not just myths; they are a reality.
When I was small, I used to watch a cartoon series The Jetsons; their flying cars amused me, every time. However, I always thought flying cars were only real in futuristic television shows. And, since Uber has announced Dubai and Dallas as their flying car testing platform, it feels that we have stepped into a new era of technology.
Technical geeks who are into science and technology believe that flying cars are long overdue. A few weeks ago, Lilium tested their VTOL taxies on German airfields. Now, Uber is testing its flying cars in two major cities of the world – Dallas, and Dubai. Amazing isn’t it.
Uber, for an extended period, have shared their plans of making flying cars a reality. And, it seems they are breathing life into their project. The company has an R&D unit named Elevate continuously working for this project. And, a spokesperson at Elevate mentioned that they are one step closer from launching their product into the market. Predictions are already made, and flying cars might be available to the general public until 2020.
This will provide a sense of relief to city dwellers who are tired of traffic congestion and pollution. Flying cars will also aid individuals to decrease their journey times, and mitigate traffic congestion to a certain level. The initial costs might be high, but the price of flying cars is assumed to fall rapidly. Experts have even stated that these cars might even get cheaper than ground-based transportations.
Reports from Lilium mentions that it would take 15 minutes to travel from San Francisco’s Marina to San Jose in their VOTL taxi. But the statistics for Uber’s Flying Car remains a mystery.
Like Lilium’s VTOL taxis, Uber’s flying cars will be electric and produce zero emission and low noise. Besides, UberAir could be an in-app option like Uber XL and UberPOOL.
Since the initiatives are already taken; it’s certain that this technology will hit the market soon. However, the biggest obstacle will be to convince passengers and aviation authorities that this technology can securely handle air traffic control. But, if this technology comes into existence, we might see a drastic change in driving technology.