UberAIR Asks For Skytaxi Landing Prototypes

Fledgling airtaxi firm UberAIR asked for some prototype designs for an airtaxi station; take a look.



(UberAIR taxi stations?)

On day two of Elevate 2018, Uber's second annual conference for urban air transportation, six architect and design teams showed off their finalist Skyport proposals, which were created based on a few requirements. Each Skyport design had to be able to handle more than 4,000 passengers an hour and stay within a three-acre area a little under one and a half football fields.

Science fiction authors of course love the idea of taxis that fly. Flag down any of the following:

  • hoverlimo from John Varley's 1992 novel Steel Beach
  • Tin Cabby from James Blish's 1957 novel Cities in Flight
  • gyrocab from You are Forbidden! by Jerry Sheldon
  • helical from John Weston's 1950 story The Heli-Cab Hack
  • aircab from Harry Bates' 1940 story Farewell to the Master.
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