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Uber will soon be introducing UberAIR flight taxis in India that will be operational by 2023.
What Is It?
India has been listed as one of the five countries that Uber wants to feature their flying taxis along with Japan, France, Brazil and Australia. Dallas and Los Angeles will be the first to have UberAIR Flights that will be launching the demos by 2020 and commercial operation will begin by 2023.
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What’s In It?
The Uber flying taxis will be jet powered flights, running on rotors which will help in vertical takeoffs and carry passengers up in the sky to avoid all the traffic woes. The electric flying taxis will be able to accommodate four passengers at a time and will fly at a height of 2,000 feet above the traffic congestions of the city at a speed of 241-321 kmph.
The flying-taxis will be hailed from the Uber app, a better way to commute to avoid the densely populated urban areas, though the bookings must be done 60 minutes in prior.
Uber selected the list of countries based on certain criteria and Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi have been chosen as the contenders in India where the UberAIR flight will be launched.
What’re The Criteria?
Uber claims that the flying taxis will be introduced in any Indian city having a population of over 2 million with 2000 people per square mile. Any city that doesn’t have a great deal of fluctuation in temperature but faces a great deal of traffic congestion and the city with an airport at least an hour away from the main city centre.
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