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Tech & Science Bell unveils the Air Taxi you may be able to hail through Uber next year

16:56  08 january  2019
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This is Bell Nexus, the " air taxi " concept from the company formerly known as Bell Helicopter. A hyrbid-electric propulsion aircraft, the Nexus will use six tilting ducted fans to take off and land vertically from a rooftop or launchpad. And more importantly, you may be able to hail one using Uber ’s new

That is until rideshare giant Uber decided to unveil the new Uber Air : the flying taxi rideshare service they hope to launch in the next two years . Passengers will be able to hail a ride using the app and must book the trip 60 minutes ahead of time. Then, they’ll head to their nearest Skyport to hop on the

Bell unveils the Air Taxi you may be able to hail through Uber next year © Provided by AFPRelaxNews Bell unveils full model of the Bell Nexus air taxi.

Bell kicked off the official opening day of CES 2019 Tuesday by showing off the full-scale design of the Bell Nexus, an air taxi of the not-so-distant future.

Believe it or not, flying cars are right around the corner -- not in the form of personal, family vehicles but rather as a ridesharing option. Uber has been putting some serious work into developing vertical-takeoff-and-landing air taxis, and on Tuesday, one of the first aircraft manufacturers that the company teamed up with to develop these VTOL vehicles debuted a complete model of a functional air taxi.

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Uber . If you trust the folks with their eyes tilted upward and their hands waving in the air To shore up its aerospace know-how, Uber is working with respected companies like helicopter manufacturer Bell , plane Uber ’s timeline calls for commercial flights in just five years . Making that happen depends on

Uber Elevate is Uber ’s all-encompassing term for its initiative to launch uberAIR, which is the its aerial electric ride- hailing service, as well as Aerial equity. Uber is ultimately presenting AIR as a way to increase access to transportation. In an ideal world, uberAIR would be able to reach neighborhoods

For the same conference last year, Bell displayed just the cabin design of the taxi, and for CES 2019, the design got some wings. The Bell aircraft, coined the Bell Nexus, is powered by a "hybrid-electric propulsion system," which uses six tilting fans to manage takeoff.

Based on the cabin design on display last year, the taxi can potentially transport up to four passengers as well as offer them a fully integrated user experience including conference calling, news broadcasting, and even document sharing support. Otherwise, the interior space is allegedly quiet and relaxing.

Next year, the Uber and its partners intend to start demonstrator flights, and in 2023 aerial ridesharing for short, local trips will commercially begin.

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