Uber says it will be flying you across town by 2020

A concept image of an Uber aerial vehicle operating in Dallas CREDIT: UBER

Uber has claimed that ordering a flying taxi will one day be cheaper than taking a journey in a car as it laid out an ambitious vision for tests of aerial vehicles.

The ride-hailing company said it is planning to start trials of its “UberAIR” service in 2020 in Dubai and Dallas. It plans to let passengers order trips in flying cars in the same way that they can order rides from the four wheeled land-based versions today.

“Urban aviation is a natural next step for Uber in this pursuit, which is why we are working to make ‘push a button, get a flight’ a reality,”  Uber’s chief product officer Jeff Holden said. He suggested that flying cars would be quicker, more environmentally-friendly and above all cheaper than ordering or driving a car in the future.

Uber is planning trials in Dubai and Dallas CREDIT: UBER

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