CES Gadget Show: Flying taxis, toilet paper robots and more
By JOSEPH PISANI and RACHEL LERMAN
AP Technology Writers
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Ride-hailing company Uber is partnering with Hyundai to build a fleet of flying taxis. While Uber has been working on the air taxi concept for years, Hyundai brings to the project a company with experience manufacturing vehicles on a global scale. Uber says its four-passenger “Uber Air Taxi” will initially be piloted, but over time will become autonomous. Uber says it wants to conduct flight demonstrations in 2020 and make such vehicles commercially available in 2023. The goal is to help riders breeze over traffic in shared air taxis. Uber unveiled the plans Monday at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.
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