Uber, a mobile app-based taxi service, has also included India in its potential list of countries which launched its ambitious air taxi service. According to the company, it will start the flight test of this service from 2020, while it has been targeted to start its commercial operation in three cities of the world from 2023.
The company had initially selected Dallas and Los Angeles of the United States of America (USA) for the operation of the service called Uber Elevat. The company was looking for a third international city to start the flight service.
The company has said in a statement that for the third city, it has selected five countries – India, Japan, Australia, Brazil and France. The company will choose one of these cities as the first international city to start the elevated elevate service outside the US. If the company chooses India and New Delhi for this, then the distance from Gurudam (Haryana) from Central Delhi will be settled in just 10 minutes. According to the company, he will announce the name of one of the five cities selected in five countries in the next six months.
Eric Ellison, Head of Uber Aviation Programs, said that five countries have been selected as the first international market. In one of these cities, the company will start the Uber Elevate service, where passengers can take Uber Air’s flight service under Uber Elevate by pressing just one button. According to Ellison, this service of the company will change the transport sector and take the technology to a new height
Uber said that in India, cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru are extremely densely populated, where the problem of road jams is very serious. In these cities, for a few kilometer journeys, it also takes several hours more than an hour. According to Uber, he will get rid of the problem of jam from the Air Service.
The company said that the selection of the city will be based on several criteria. They will be the size of the market, the proper geographical and other conditions to start the service, and promise to help local government and communities succeed in making this service successful. The company will use Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft to start the service. That is, the more space the planes will not need to fly or land these planes
In order to overcome the problem of road traffic in road transport, in some countries including the US, partially air tax is being used. Under this service, a maximum of 12-15 passenger capacity aircraft is used for very limited distance flights. These small and sometimes fewer aircraft than the drones are usually non-piloted. They can take off and land from the rooftops of these big buildings. In the same year in Bangalore, a company has started an air taxi service from the airport to Tech City.