Published By : 07 Feb 2018 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
In April last year, Uber made an ambitious claim to introduce flying taxis. The company had revealed its intent to align its operations with aircraft manufacturers such as Bell helicopter, Mooney, Embraer, Pipistrel, and Aurora Flight Sciences to facilitate the advent of flying taxis. As an advancement to the proposition, Bell Helicopter has lately revealed its flying taxi concept at CES 2017. Bell Helicopters is a prominent manufacturer of vertical takeoff aircrafts in the United States. Bell demonstrated its concept of ‘Urban Air Taxi’ at CES in January this year- a cabin for four people equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity, AI, video calling, and wireless charging.
Claims and Intent of Bell Helicopters
The company asserted that better aviation technology and air travel would make life more convenient. It would cut-off precious time from the commute, and make it easier to reach meetings and gathering on time. Bell goes on to say that the company is focusing on making the once unthinkable ‘Urban Air Taxi’ concept a reality. The executive vice president of the company claims that the air taxis would be seen cruising through the aerial routes tentatively by 2025. The company believes that it is an onus upon them to enhance the future of the transportation sector in the next 10 to 20 years.
Speaking of positive future plans for the aircraft industry, Bell Helicopter did not make a mention of the air taxi plans given out by Uber. An announcement made by Uber in November pointed to the logistical developments for air taxis that have offset within the company. It is quite certain that the technology would be welcomed with open arms across the globe.