Saturday, November 30, 2019

Uber in the air: Flying taxi trials may lead to passenger service by 2023

Melbourne, Dallas and Los Angels have been named as three test cities for

the trial.
As a researcher in unmanned aerial systems, I was asked recently if I would
ride on an Uber Air taxi. After a brief ponder, my answer is "yes."
The introduction of Uber Air in 2023 may feel way out of reach for many people, but I believe this is a feasible and exciting development in air travel.
If Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has signed off on the safe operation of this new aircraft I would love to experience an aerial taxi.
Passenger drones
The aviation industry is well developed, and various aircraft share the skies. Helicopters, general aviation and large commercial aircraft are all regarded as a safe and considered an acceptable form of transportation.