The original Blade Runner movie showed flying cars in Los Angeles in a fictional 2019. Today, Uber announced a new partnership with NASA to bring its air taxi service to life just one year later.
In fact, the company predicts that its service will be deeply integrated into Los Angeles’ transportation ecosystem by the 2028 Olympics in the city.
Uber calls the project Elevate, and it consistes of a drone-like four-passenger electric helicopter that is much quieter than typical helicopters, travels about 60 miles on a charge, and can be recharged in just four minutes — less time than it takes to load passengers.
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