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Startling Views from CES

Flying autonomous taxi, anyone?

You kinda wish that Uber would nail down the robotaxi first, a kind that drives on streets, before jumping on a full-scale aircraft concept.

Nonetheless, a humongous flying drone got everyone’s attention at CES 2020.

Hyundai Motor Co. and Uber announced a joint partnership to develop Uber air taxis for a future aerial ride-share network. Hyundai became the first automotive company to join the Uber Elevate initiative.

What’s Hyundai’s contribution? The company claims that it is bringing an “automotive-scale manufacturing capability” and its expertise in “mass-producing electric vehicles.” Yeah, right. Let us know when the volume production will become the gating factor for flying cabs.

Next page: The ultimate in ultra-thin

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