The Battery to Power Flying Cars Doesn't Exist Yet

The Battery to Power Flying Cars Doesn't Exist Yet
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In November 2017, at Lisbon's annual Web Summit conference, Uber's chief product officer Jeff Skoll unveiled a promotional video for Uber Elevate, its flying taxis initiative. The glossy CGI trailer shows a woman order an Uber, stroll up to a skyport atop an elegant skyscraper, then enjoy a pleasant, near-silent flight home in a Blade Runner-esque aircraft, watching the earth-bound traffic crawling below.

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