Uber has announced its partnership with Hyundai Global today at CES to produce air taxis. Uber has been working on its air transport system to free up roads for faster and cheaper rideshare trips. Uber has also been working on its drone delivery system for Uber Eats for some time now.

Uber Air partners with Hyundai to produce air taxis

This news hopefully means Uber is pushing forward with its plans and will hopefully be in the skies this year.

In a statement from Uber, it said the partnership is a major milestone for the company and is happy to be working with Hyundai due to its long history of mass production and the ability to get the resources needed to build the air taxis.

The partnership is a significant milestone for Uber Elevate. Hyundai’s mass production history and resources mean they can build air taxis at the scale we need, to make aerial ridesharing a reality in cities around the world.

The drone in the video shared on Uber’s Twitter account has a total of 12 motors to keep it flying. It has a combination of two- and five-blade propellers, with the four five-blade propellers used to propel the air taxi forward, and the other eight used for takeoff and landings.

It’s CES time, and that means we’re on the ground in Las Vegas checking out the latest drone tech. Be sure to check back on DroneDJ to see the latest drone technology to come out of the show.

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