The online transportation company is planning to expand their transportation service to the next level by experimenting in the other fields of transportation. Sources close to the company reported that the ridesharing company will soon start a network called the Elevate, which is a fully electric aircraft on demand service that will vertically take off and land the aircraft.
Flying is the next step
The idea does not seem to be impossible; the ridesharing giant wants to use the short rage flying cars with the electric power that can take off and land vertically and it is similar to the Uber rides that are available at the ground level. The flying cars were once a dream, but with the initiation of the project, it will soon become a real time experience. However, there were many companies that tried to introduce the flying car technology, but all the plans have failed. But this plan is similar to the idea of self driving cars launched by the ridesharing company.
Many automakers and the technological companies have worked hard to build a self driving car, but the ridesharing giant was the first company to set up a station at Pittsburgh call the Uber’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC) that is the center were the self driving cars were designed and built by the professors and students of the Carnegie Mellon University. The researchers and the professors specialized in the robotics worked together in building the autonomous car.
The flying car project by Uber is a catalyst that will bring together the government and private parties together to resolve the issues related to the infrastructure, technical and regulatory factors including the traffic congestion, aircraft certificate and battery density. Once when the ridesharing company launches the project, they can easily take care of the rest of the things like the enrollment of the pilots, connect them with the large passenger base, collect the fares and advise the routes and other factors required for the flying car project.
Building the car is not that hard
The designing and building of the flying car is not a difficult task, the car sharing company has a hope that the marketplace will be loaded with a fully built electric planes that can take off and land vertically and fly with the speed of 150 mph by crossing one hundred miles with multiple passengers in the plane.
The aviation experts also agree with the expectation of the ridesharing company and stated that the timeline seems to be agreeable because the Airbus and Boeing have already introduced the composite material, lightweight commercial aviation using the fly by wire system. Also the drones have proved to various software that can make the concept of flying in a multi propeller plane as easy as operating the mobile devices. The electric cars and the computers have put forth the battery technology in the forward direction and the Department of Energy in the United States is spending millions and millions of dollars in the battery technology and is accelerating various researches based on it.
The battery technology has a secret range called the aluminum air; it uses the oxygen naturally present in the air and fills the cathode. This makes it lighter than the liquid filled lithium ion batteries that give the vehicle even more greater range. The ridesharing company will operate with a tilt rotor aircraft with fixed wings that take off from the helipad instead of the space runways and swing its propellers in the forward direction for an effective flight level to a few thousand feet high up in the air.
The battery power has the capacity of running with one hundred and fifty passenger jets, but it might be working well for the lighter and slower flights. And since each of the propellers lifts up more number of weights, the electric propulsion has a weight away and also has the complexity of the rotors that are linked to the rotors. The main advantage of using the small little rotors in the aircraft instead of a single big rotor that is present in the traditional helicopter is that it reduces the noise that comes from the rotor.
The car sharing company is not alone in this project, it has many potential partners working with them, and it was only last year that the NASA flew the GL- 10, Greased Lightning with ten motors for the first time. And Joby Aviation, the California based company plans to have 2 seats with twelve motors and a fully electric VTOL cabs in process within a duration of five years. The eVolo of the Germany said that the Volocopter has eighteen whooping propellers that will be ready for operation in the market by 2018 and the Pentagon is investing eighty nine million dollars in the Aurora Flight Science’s LightningStrike. It is the high powered VTOL that replicates a big harmonic chasing the small harmonica. Similarly there are many possibilities that can happen in the flying industry with the help for the growing technology.
Flying cars are at its large stretch
According to the current situation, the agency does not have a complete framework that can certify the commercial electric aircrafts and it has not even certified the VTOL civilian plane through the AW609 AgustaWestland civil tilt rotor and the Bell’s 525 helicopter. The FAA will not be surprised by the semi automatic planes that are whipping the human bro-grammers through the SFO glide path. The navigation system that is available in the present technology is way lesser that the expectation and demands of the aircraft industry, like the controlling of multiple propellers simultaneously.
However, the FAA has allowed the private market to design rules that manage the new type of aircrafts that it will later tweak and approve. Because this is the same way in which the FAA built the Light Sport Aircraft class that is escorted in the new design that is similar to the Icon stall- resistant, folding in A5. The semi autonomous and electric propulsion software is the basic fundamental in the making of the viable and safe planes. There are chances for the FAA to get along with it, but it might take some time to conceive the novel topic in the flying industry.
Next generation in the flying sector
When the FAA and the NASA implements the long awaited new technology in the air traffic control system, then the ridesharing company is in the right path and there are chances for the company to buy the aircrafts and higher pilots to fly the next generation aircrafts or they will even partner with the manufactures who are the giants in the market that can combine with the car sharing company that will connect with the larger customer base and advises routes.
Regarding the flying cars, the ridesharing giant said that they have the potential to improve the urban mobility that offers the people more time that they have lost in their day to day commuting life. The spokesperson of the ridesharing company said that, like the skyscrapers allowed in the urban cities that uses the limited land and provides more efficiency, and the urban transportation will make use of the 3-D airspace to uplift the transportation congestion on the ground. This flying car will become a game changing technology in the future.
Author Bio :-
Anand Rajendran is CEO and Co-Founder of Dectar apps, best PHP scripts development company located in India. Dectar is a part of Casperon Technologies a leading social and mobile development company which is Developing Taxi Dispatch Software. I’m a Tech geek, Digital marketing expert, Entrepreneur, and Atheist who loves to write everything about PHP Scripts and mobile application development. Cabily Script is a clone of Uber, which developed by the tech gigs of his company.
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