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Uber, Hyundai tie up to develop electric air taxi

Jan 7, 2020 by The Passage Team
Uber, Hyundai tie up to develop electric air taxi

US ride-hailing company Uber Technologies and South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor have decided to jointly develop electric air taxis.

Uber has pledged to begin demonstrator urban flights in 2020 and commercial operations in 2023 as part of its project, which also counts Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences as one of its partner firms. Hyundai is the first carmaker to team up with Uber on the project.

"Hyundai will produce and deploy the air vehicles, and Uber will provide airspace support services, connections to ground transportation, and customer interfaces through an aerial ride share network," the two companies said in a joint statement.

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