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Uber to test flying vehicle network in Dallas, Fort Worth

Posted on October 23, 2017

A visualization of the VTOL aircraft in Dallas. Uber is working with Dallas' Hillwood Properties to design vertiports, sites where the flying vehicles would pick up and drop off passangers. Graphic courtesy of Uber.
A visualization of the VTOL aircraft in Dallas. Uber is working with Dallas' Hillwood Properties to design vertiports, sites where the flying vehicles would pick up and drop off passangers. Graphic courtesy of Uber.

Uber announced its plans to test out intra-urban flying vehicle rides in Dallas and Fort Worth, the Texas Tribune reported.

Dubbed the "Uber Elevate Network," the ride-sharing company is slated to demonstrate how a network of flying, hailed vehicles would work in three years.

Uber is working with Dallas' Hillwood Properties to design vertiports, sites where the flying vehicles would pick up and drop off passengers, according to the report.

Forth Worth-based Bell Helicopter is partnering with Uber to help design the actual vehicles, which are being called "EVTOLs," and are planned to take off and land vertically.

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