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Flying Cars In Our Cities Could Be A Reality By 2020

By James Fenton

April 26, 2017 at 10:02am


"Must dash, have to catch a flight into town," could be a realistic end to a conversation in three years time.

That's if the ambitious plans of Uber become a reality. The transportation giant wants to see cars flying around our cities by 2020. 

They are already working with Dubai and the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolis in Texas as partner cities to develop the networks. 

In a statement, Uber said:

“The goal of these partnerships is to develop a new on-demand VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) network to enable customers in the future to push a button and get a high-speed flight in and around cities. 

“What started as a simple question ‘why can’t I push a button and get a ride?’ has turned, for Uber, into a passionate pursuit of the pinnacle of urban mobility – the reduction of congestion and pollution from transportation, giving people their time back, freeing up real estate dedicated to parking and providing access to mobility in all corners of a city,”

All well and good but given Ireland's record, we reckon traffic would become an issue by 2021. 

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