Hyundai announced Monday it would mass produce flying cars for Uber’s aerial rideshare network set to deploy in 2023.
The South Korean manufacturer said it would produce the four-passenger electric “vertical take-off and landing vehicles” at “automotive scale,” without offering details.
The deal announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas could help Uber, which is working with other aircraft manufacturers, to achieve its goal of deploying air taxi service in a handful of cities by 2023.
Jaiwon Shin, head of Hyundai’s urban air mobility division, said he expects the large-scale manufacturing to keep costs affordable for the aerial systems.
“We know how to mass produce high quality vehicles,” Shin told a news conference at CES.
He said he expected the partnership to allow for the short-range air taxis to be “affordable for everyone.”
Eric Allison, head of Uber Elevate, appeared at the CES event with Hyundai to discuss the partnership.
culled from msn.com