A year ago, Uber announced that Dallas would be the test ground for a new ride-hailing service that could allow customers to travel through the skies to work, home or a night out, thousands of feet above congested highways.
The tech company and its local partners have pushed ahead since then to make air taxis a reality.
On Tuesday, the San Francisco-based company unveiled the latest prototype and design specifications for aircraft manufacturers that build the four-person flying taxis. The flying taxis — called electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft or eVTOLs — would be similar in size to helicopters, but quieter and more energy-efficient. They would be flown by a pilot, powered by an electric battery and available in dense urban areas.
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