Uber may be embroiled in a cascade of corporate crises, but this week it will lay out a radical vision for its future: flying cars.
The $70bn (£54.6bn) ride-hailing giant has made much of its plans for self-driving cars. The next step is more outlandish. The San Francisco company is one of more than a dozen pouring money into the development of crafts that take off like a helicopter but fly like an aeroplane VTOL (vertical take-off and landing vehicles). Uber claims that these flying machines could be the key to ending millions of hours that are wasted by people sitting in traffic. The company will this week hold a summit in Dallas to unveil progress towards the large-scale introduction of airborne cars. Source: The Sunday Times