Traffic jams and flat tires might soon be a thing of the past, as Hyundai and Uber Elevate are teaming up to offer a new way to travel.
This week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Hyundai unveiled its full-scale concept Urban Mobility Vehicle dubbed the S-A1, which essentially looks like a souped-up helicopter that Uber will use for its flying taxi service.
Uber Air would work similarly to how Uber operates now – with a push of a button a car would pick you up and take you to a Skyport where an Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vehicle is waiting to fly you to the next hub most proximate to your destination. The passenger will then hop in another car that will take them the rest of the way.
Hyundai told a group of reporters at the unveiling at CES the automaker expects to hit production in 2028 but acknowledged the regulatory challenges that lie ahead.
The goal is to switch over to the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vehicles provided by Hyundai in the late 2020s, assuming all the regulatory hurdles have been cleared.