Ready to Trade Your Uber for an Electric Helicopter?
Uber hopes you’ll fly with them starting in 2023.
- CategoryMakers + Entrepreneurs
If you love summoning your ride share automobile at the push of a button, how about requesting a helicopter? To be more specific, an electric helicopter. That’s exactly what San Francisco-based Uber is betting on with uberAir, scheduled to begin demonstrations in Los Angeles and Dallas in 2020 with a commercial launch in 2023.
According to KPCC, “Uber had signed Karem Aircraft to develop an EVTOL, or electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle. Karem Aircraft, which developed the Predator drone, will make a new rider-friendly adaptation called Butterfly.
“Uber says EVTOLs will be quieter, safer, more affordable and more environmentally friendly than helicopters.”
Read more about Uber’s aerial adventures here.
Listening to jazz in his father’s design studio, former musician and painter Bradford Stewart knew at an early age he wanted to be a musician. Bored with practicing scales in music school, he dropped out and hit the road with an eight-piece funk/rock/jazz band. When the hectic life of a professional musician began to take its toll, he turned to painting.
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