Uber have unveiled a plan for the world’s first flying taxi service. The firm released a 98-page document detailing their plan to transport passengers via environmentally-friendly electric aircrafts, with the option expected to become available to users by 2026, The Sun reports.
Uber claim flying taxis would completely reduce commuting times, and say their aircrafts will be able to complete a two hour and 12 minute car ride in just 15 minutes.
Branded Uber Elevate, the aircraft are expected to be able to travel 100 miles on a single charge and will be able to take off and land from the top of multistory car parks.
“On-demand aviation, has the potential to radically improve urban mobility, giving people back time lost in their daily commutes,” Uber wrote in a white paper about the service.
“Uber is close to the commute pain that citizens in cities around the world feel.”
“We view helping to solve this problem as core to our mission and our commitment to our rider base.”
While Uber aren’t building the aircrafts themselves, they are planning out outsourcing the work to aviation specialists.