Uber researches helicopter transportation, including unmanned

Uber researches helicopter transportation, including unmanned 30 Sep, 16, Source: HeliHub.com

Uber has recently shared that they are looking into a new form of transportation; flight. Jeff Holden – head of Uber, reports CNBC, has looked into VTOL (Vertical Take-off and Landing). Many companies such as Boeing, Sikorsky and Airbus are also currently doing research and development of such a craft.

VTOL would allow an aircraft to take off, land and hover vertically with the use of fixed wings and multiple rotors. Uber hopes to use such an aircraft until one day, the use of cars will not be needed. Flying can diminish problems such as traffic and can shorten traveling time. Prototypes for such an aircraft are said to be scheduled for first flight in 2017.

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