Uber enlists Japan among 5 candidate site to test flying taxi

Uber Flying Cabs: India One of Five Shortlisted Countries

Uber Flying Cabs: India One of Five Shortlisted Countries

Dallas and Los Angeles were previously announced as the first two USA launch cities, and at the second annual Uber Elevate Summit in May, Uber announced it was seeking an global city as a third partner. The five countries have been chosen by "Uber Elevate", its aerial taxi arm, at the "Uber Elevate Aisa Pacific Expo" after assessing global markets copiously.

The first to be announced for the launch were Dallas and Los Angeles from the USA and during the second annual Uber Elevate Summit in May, Uber announced that it was in the process of finalizing another worldwide city as a third partner. Starting in approximately five years, Uber customers in select cities will be able to take a flight on demand by simply pushing a button on the Uber app. Uber has shared routes for Mumbai and Delhi that show how much time it will take to reach a destination through Uber Air.

Uber at its Uber Elevate Expo in Tokyo, Japan announced Uber Air, a concept of transportation that connects cosmopolitan cities to its suburbs or nearby cities through the air.

Uber Elevate has established a criteria framework to select the third city, set around three main principles: sizable market, local commitment and enabling conditions.

Uber also announced its plans to experiment delivery through drones for Uber Eats.

Whoever is selected to be Uber's first global location will likely see a flying taxi service in place within the next five years, The Verge said. Let us know in the comments section below.

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According to Uber, the city of Rio de Janeiro and the state of São Paulo, where Brazilian aircraft manufacturer is based, are two of Uber's biggest hubs in the world - and also, by chance, places with large helicopter fleets, thus signaling a clear demand for the air taxi service.

In Australia, Uber has already held talks with local policymakers and the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

Japan has backed up developing flying cars and launched a public-private council, hoping the new vehicle will play a role in mountainous areas and remote islands as well as in the event of natural disasters.

Uber has also saw a compelling opportunity in drone delivery system for support is food delivery business.

This clearly hints that they are already working on bringing the service live in India and right now Delhi, Tokyo, Mumbai, Seoul, Sydney, and Taipei are the future routes for the Uber Air Flights.

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