From ride-sharing to flying. Uber has some major plans to soar over the taxi industry with hovering vehicle, which will take over the skies (in some parts of the world) as soon as 2020.

Finally! We’ve only been patiently waiting for winged automobiles since 1989, when Marty, Doc and the DeLorean travelled ‘Back to the Future’ (for a second time).


Working with aviation companies such as Bell Helicopter, Aurora, Pipistrel, Mooney and Embraer, the flying taxis will initially operate on demand in Dallas and Dubai.

Unlike their on-ground counterparts, the flying Uber rides are expected to be environmentally friendly with zero emissions and reduced noise pollution.

They’ll operate on electricity and Uber is currently working with Hillwood Properties to set up four vertiports in Dallas, which will be used by the flying vehicles as take-off, landing and charging ports.


According to Uber’s Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden, the $68 billion move is a “natural next step” for the company. He continued, saying that flying services will avoid any on-ground traffic and get travellers to their destinations faster than by road.

So like planes?

The first of Uber’s floating rides are expected to make an appearance at World Expo 2020 in Dubai.

Will you be game enough to book a flying Uber ride?