Uber partnering with Hyundai have unveiled the design concept for a future flying taxi service.
According to the details, Uber announced that it wants to conduct flight demonstrations in 2020 and make such vehicles commercially available in 2023.
Uber further says that Uber Air Taxi service will initially be piloted, but over time will become autonomous.
The air taxis are designed to fly up to 60 miles (97 kilometers) at a time.
They are designed to take off vertically and cruise at speeds up to 180 miles per hour (290 kilometers per hour).
Uber has been working on the air taxi service concept for years and now Uber and Hyundai are teaming up to make it practically possible.
Earlier on July 2019, Uber had launched helicopter service between John F. Kennedy Airport and Midtown Manhattan.
A single ride will cost up to $200.
Only customers that have achieved platinum and diamond status in the company’s rewards programs are eligible to take this service.
That’s not the only big announcement that Uber made. The corporation also said it will be expanding its comfort ride options, which will provide users with at least 36 inches of legroom and the option to request a ride without conversations with the driver.
Riders who select the comfort option will also get new cars and will have the ability to request a certain temperature in the vehicle.
Those comfort trips will cost a little more than a standard ride. They’re being made available in major cities across the United States.
The service will eventually be branded under the name “Uber Air.”