Just like many other metropolis’ in the world, Atlanta is one city that is in need of other ways to get from one location to another in a timely manner as Atlanta traffic is horrible. Well, ride sharing company, Uber is looking to levitate some people’s traveling problems as they’re already in the works on bringing transportation to the skies with Uber Elevate.
Looking to be completely functional by 2026, Uber Elevate looks to get people from one destination to another. Just imagine being able to go from Brooklyn to the Bronx in a matter of minutes, or from L.A. to the Bay Area in an hour. At this point, it’s almost impossible to think of, but in time, could be a casual commute for many.
With already testing their own self driving vehicles in Pittsburgh and a few selected cities, plus completing their first successful truck run with a truck load of Budweiser beers (that had to have been a great party when it docked), Uber continues to make itself the leading provider for ride sharing commutes.
Delivering an introduction for their travel plans in the future, Uber released a white paper published article stating, “Imagine traveling from San Francisco’s Marina to work in downtown San Jose—a drive that would normally occupy the better part of two hours—in only 15 minutes. What if you could save nearly four hours round-trip between São Paulo’s city center and the suburbs in Campinas? Or imagine reducing your 90-plus minute stop-and-go commute from Gurgaon to your office in central New Delhi to a mere six minutes.”
Even though in the developing stages, flying cars are quickly becoming a thing of the present as Uber looks to use VTOLs for their Uber ‘Elevate’. Deciding not to use helicopters due to them being noisy and expensive, the VTOL (Vertical Take-off and Landing, and pronounced vee-tol) allows for them to be able to create a small fleet of flying vehicles that is capable of moving people from one city to another in the fastest time possible. Not having to follow roads, highways, tracks, etc. the VTOL can turn a 50 mile trip to a 20 minute ride, even during rush hour times.
Making sure that they ‘dot their i’s and cross their t’s’, Uber still has somethings to work out with ‘Elevate’, but you may be able to get a beautiful view of the city all before you get to work soon.