That Magnificent Uber in Flying Machines

That Magnificent Uber in Flying Machines

Apr 26, 2017

by Margarita Fournier; Copyright 2016 by Competitive Assets, LLC.  All rights reserved

Yes, it may be déjà vu all over again, as some of us reading the latest Uber news recall the 1965 film Those_Magnificent_Men_in_their_Flying_Machines. Except now – according to the Texas Tribune – there will be flying electric cars above Dallas and Fort Worth. “Uber is looking to North Texas as a testing ground for its initiative to make intra-urban flying vehicle rides a reality. The company announced Tuesday that Dallas and Fort Worth are its first U.S. partner cities for what it is dubbing the ‘Uber Elevate Network.’” And well – never mind all the bad news about Uber (such as spying on its customers) – the company plans “to have the first demonstration of how such a network of flying, hailed vehicles would work in three years…. The announcement was made at a three-day Uber Elevate Summit being held in Dallas.”

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