Flying taxi is an enticing one for the city dwellers who often caught in traffic. Automotive manufacturers have started showing interest in bringing flying cars to reality. As the groundwork for the cause had been accelerated long back, many have come up with their prototypes that would be a positive sign of bringing the fantasy true. Being the main driving force, Uber has recently revealed a model of an electric flying taxi and many on its way.
Uber has already transformed the ride-hailing industry through its ultimate technology of taxi booking and dispatching software. Ride-hailing apps like Uber, Lyft, and Careem are holding a preeminent position in the taxi world. And now, the initiatives of Uber and other industry leaders have taken the sector to the next level in the name of “Flying Taxi”.
If the flying taxis hit the air, it will tremendously disrupt the industry with utmost convenience. In this case, it is necessary to take preventive measures to control air traffic and safeguard the passengers. To regulate this aerial taxi service and its routes, an effective management system would be required as has the taxis. In the current scenario, the industry has many big players like Uber who have invested a lump-sum in the research process of initiating flying taxis by 2020. Flying taxis are gaining pace with ‘n’ number of prototypes and tests.
The flying cars have been molded and idealized in different designs and structures. However, the concept itself will be a reformation in the industry that will ultimately reduce traveling time, especially to the areas at low altitudes, and increase the efficiency of the transportation services. Whether it is going be a fully electrified or fully autonomous, flying taxis will definitely disrupt the industry to the core as industry giants like Uber have promised to deliver an air transportation that can be affordable even by common people, which is highly receptible.
In recent days, we have been witnessing several breakthrough announcements from automotive companies, investors, and trend-setting service providers. This foretells the arrival of air transit in the near future. Due to various regulations and incidents, it is getting delayed for the arrival of autonomous flying vehicles. However, Uber hopes to eventually replace human drivers soon with the autonomous features.
To be more effective and reliable, the flying taxi services should also rely on management software. There are plenty of revelations from the industry giants like Uber by partnering with world-class aerospace agencies such as NASA and aircraft manufacturers. Such announcements give us the hope of witnessing the flying cars in a four-to-five-year period, which was once a fantasy. Thus, the on-demand taxi service is geared up.