Uber names Melbourne as first non-US city for flying car program

Ridesharing company says test flights of Uber Air’s helicopter-like ‘flying car’ will begin next yearMelbourne will be the first city outside the US to host trials of Uber Air, a service the company describes as “aerial ridesharing” that will shuttle people from rooftop to rooftop for the price of an UberX.The company has flagged test flights will begin next year, with commercial operations to start in 2023. There is little detail of the helicopter-like vehicle that will be used, other than that it is electric and will be “safe” and “quiet”. Continue reading...

Uber names Melbourne as first non-US city for flying car program

Uber on Tuesday selected Melbourne, Australia, as the first non-US city for its aerial ridesharing service that is expected to launch in 2023, as it unveiled new partners for the ambitious initiative.

Wed 12 Jun 19 from Phys.org

Flying taxis head to Melbourne as Uber Air trial announced

The global ridesharing giant says it will use a fleet of vertical take-off and landing aircraft to connect transport hubs like airports and CBD sites, using car ...

Tue 11 Jun 19 from ABC Science

Uber will test its flying taxis in Melbourne

Uber has chosen the third test city to join Dallas and Los Angeles for its flying taxi trials: Melbourne, Australia. The third location was supposed to be Dubai, but negotiations fell ...

Wed 12 Jun 19 from Engadget

Uber takes its flying taxi ambitions to Australia

Melbourne will become a pilot city for Uber's air taxi service, with test flights due to begin in 2020.

Wed 12 Jun 19 from BBC Technology

Uber picks Melbourne as test site for flying taxi service

Uber Technologies said it will use Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne, as the first international test site for the group's planned flying taxi service.

Tue 11 Jun 19 from Reuters Technology

Uber is elevating its UberAir pilot program to include Melbourne, Australia - Roadshow

The ride-hailing giant hopes to have test flights up and running by 2020 and commercially available flights going by 2023.

Tue 11 Jun 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Uber unveils new skyport designs for Uber Air

Uber’s architecture and engineering partners have unveiled some new skyport designs. To be clear, Skyports are the areas where people will be able to board and disembark from Uber Air ...

Tue 11 Jun 19 from TechCrunch

Uber Air picks Melbourne as its first international launch city

When Uber first announced Uber Air, it intended for Dubai to be its first international city. That changed last year when Uber put out an open call to interested cities to describe the clear ...

Tue 11 Jun 19 from TechCrunch

AT&T and Uber partner on 5G air taxis - CNET

Uber's air rideshare and cargo delivery services will be boosted by AT&T's 5G.

Tue 11 Jun 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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