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Uber Elevate project – the new advanced technologies centre to develop all-electric flying taxis in Paris

Uber’s ultimate goal is to create a network of electrically-powered, vertical take-off and landing aircraft which will function as a taxi fleet, and could be hailed in much the same way through the mobile app

  • June 05, 2018 09:30
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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Ride-hailing app company Uber will open a new advanced technologies centre to develop all-electric flying taxis in Paris, France. The company’s plan to develop all-electric flying taxis was first announced in 2016, with the Uber Elevate project. Uber’s ultimate goal is to create a network of electrically-powered, vertical take-off and landing aircraft which will function as a taxi fleet, and could be hailed in much the same way through the mobile app.

Uber plans to invest some 20 million Euros into research and innovation efforts at the Advanced Technologies Centre Paris over the coming five years, to develop all-electric flying taxis ready to undertake demonstration flights in the US and another, as-yet undecided country in 2020. Alongside the investment, Uber will partner with École polytechnique, one of France’s leading engineering universities. The centre will be Uber’s first research and development hub outside of North America.

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