Forget cars, Uber wants to lead in on-demand air travel

Uber’s 3-day “Elevate” conference in Dallas started today, and they have a bunch of bigwig transportation executives and engineers gathered to discuss: Urban air transportation.

You can live stream the conference here, and here is a 97-page PDF from Uber that attempts to explain the plan for VTOL aircraft transportation — Vertical Take-Off and Landing.

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Screenshot from Uber’s 97-page PDF.

How soon could this become reality?

It sounds like this is at least a decade out, but the possibility of seeing it in our lifetime is exciting.

I’ll spend the next few years reading through this PDF, but in the meantime I’d love to hear your thoughts on Uber trying to make The Jetsons a reality.

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