The livery service company, Uber, wants to go full Jettsons — introducing flying taxis in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Dubai markets by 2020.
The cars will be small, piece of shit, electric air-craft — capable of landing and taking off vertically. They will emit zero emissions and will likely kill everyone on board instantly, upon errantly crashing into a live powerline.
The upside to flying cars, obviously, is travel time. The company estimates that by placing cars in the sky, the travel time from San Fran to San Jose could be cut down from 2 hours to 15 minutes.
I am certain the eggheads at Uber aren’t accounting for air-traffic, which will be abundant once everyone starts doing it. If you thought traffic was bad on the ground, wait until your flying taxi runs out of juice at 1,000 ft in the sky.
So, will you take the plunge into an Uber flying taxi?Comments »