Hyundai and Uber have partnered up to create "mass produced" Air Taxis. It is a weird combo, I agree, but both companies are quite serious about this. This is the first model and it's called the S-A1.

The first full-scale concept was unveiled at this year's CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. It was developed by Hyundai's UAM branch, which stands for Urban Air Mobility, thus making the Korean maker the first to join the Uber Elevate initative, which is basically an attempt at elevating, literally, transportation in the share economy. Hyundai is going to build the actual vehicle with Uber providing airspace support, whatever that means, and working on customer interface and integration. Whatever that means.

The S-A1 is technically referred to as a PAV, a Personal Air vehicle, it seats four people and features something called eVTOL, electric vertical take-off and landing. The cruising speed is (up to) 180 mph / 290 kph and the cruising altitude is around 1,000-2,000 feet (300-600 mt). It has a range of about 60 mile. It is 100 % electric and charging should require 5-7 minutes, according to Hyundai. Hyundai also says that the vehicle has to be driven, or flown, or whatever, for the time being as it is not ready to fly itself just yet.

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