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Uber Elevate to take to the sky

Uber promises flying car services by 2020

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The days of being stuck on the ground may be numbered with the long-promised flying car possibly finally being on the horizon.

Earlier today we reported on the purchase of flying car developers Terrafugia by Chinese auto giants, Geely.

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Now comes a promise from Uber to have flying car services for its clients by 2020.

A new division of the world-changing ride-hailing service called Uber Elevate has been revealed and is promising future on-demand, urban air transportation.

“Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft will bring far-reaching changes to our cities and our lives—quicker daily commutes, less traffic congestion, and cleaner air around the world.” Uber Elevate.

How far away could in the air services be? Uber is talking 2020 with trials being planned for Los Angeles.

Check out this video on Uber’s flight-based service plans…

Related: Flying cars to take off in five years

Are you ready to leave the Earth behind and get about in flying cars? Are flying cars a genuine alternative to traditional ground-based vehicles?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Joel is the founder and CEO of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director.

Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.

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