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Going Direct: Urban Air Taxis: Let’s Talk Fake News

Uber Elevate Multicopter
A screen capture from an Uber video showing its vision of a future multicopter friendly urban landing zone.
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There’s been a spate of stories lately about the rise of companies investing in the development of new forms of air transportation aimed at giving people a quick and easy way to get from A to B in an urban environment. The aircraft are mostly some form of multi-copter, you know, like the little drones you can pick up at Best Buy for anywhere from a couple hundred bucks to a couple thousand. I’m guessing the thinking goes like this, and it’s a guess because they’re not thoughts I’ve ever had myself.

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