Las Vegas: Hyundai announced Monday it would mass produce flying cars for Uber’s aerial rideshare network set to deploy in 2023.
The South Korean manufacturer stated it would produce “automotive” electric four-passenger “vertical take-off and landing” without details.
The agreement announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas would allow Uber to achieve her goal of using air taxi services in a few cities by 2023, partnering with other aircraft manufacturers.
Jaiwon Shin, head of Hyundai’s urban air mobility division, said he expects the large-scale manufacturing to keep costs affordable for the aerial systems. He said he expected the partnership to allow for the short-range air taxis to be “affordable for everyone.
Uber has announced it had selected Melbourne to join Dallas and Los Angeles in becoming the first cities to offer Uber Air flights, with the goal of beginning demonstrator flights in 2020 and commercial operations in 2023.