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Uber & Hyundai To Make Flying Electric Taxis

Hyundai and Uber are working on a flying taxi, promising to transport up to five people through city skies, and eventually one day ditch the human pilot, too.

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It’s part of Hyundai’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vision, with a so-called Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) using vertical take-off and electric motors to alleviate road congestion.For CES 2020, Hyundai and Uber are revealing the flying car they’ve co-developed.

Dubbed the S-A1, it’s a concept right now, but previews a future eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft.Hyundai’s 100% electric S-A1 model unveiled at CES is designed for a cruising speed up to 290 km/hr and a cruising altitude of around 300-600 mt above ground.

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Initially, it would be piloted by a human at the controls, the two companies say; however the goal is to “enable autonomous operation once the relevant technologies are developed.”