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ELEKTRO 2/2020 was released on February 12th 2020. Its digital version will be available on March 12th 2020.

Topic: Electrical apparatus, Internet of Things; Medical technologies

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Uber shows off its vision for future 'flying taxi'

09.05.2018 | Phys.org | www.phys.org

Uber's new prototype vehicle shows off its vision of the future of transportation—a “flying taxi” that aims to alleviate urban congestion.

A model of Uber's electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle concept (eVTOL)—a cross between a helicopter and a drone—was displayed at the second annual Uber Elevate Summit in Los Angeles. The all-electric flyer can achieve speeds over 300 kilometers (200 miles) an hour with a range of 100 kilometers (60 miles) on a battery charge.

Uber flying taxi

Our goal is to radically improve global mobility,” said Uber Aviation product chief Nikhil Goel. Uber plans the first demonstration flights for Los Angeles in 2020 and commercialization of the flying taxis in 2023, saying these could be ordered on demand just like a ridesharing vehicle.

Read more at Phys.org

Image Credit: Uber

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