What good is an Uber or Lyft if you’re stuck in traffic? Not much, especially with gas prices the way they are.
If you need to get from point A to B quickly and not be hampered by crammed freeways, an option is coming soon. A story in Robb Report says that within ten years, electric air-taxi flights are going to not only be common; they will be affordable too, costing less than an Uber Black if things continue on the same path.
Deloitte released a report that shows what the future will be like with eVTOL aircraft in the sky. That stands for Vertical Takeoff and Landing, and the only downside from what it sounds like is that they are not available right now.
Here’s what John Coykendall of Deloitte told Robb Report.
“Our study showed that the speed improvement of these air taxis could be three to five times faster than driving options today. We believe AAM will integrate with the transportation methods we have today—it’ll be a case of ‘and’ with this type of transport rather than ‘or’ with existing modes.”
Four manufacturers have gone public in the past 18 months, with almost $6 billion pumped into the industry. Those four companies will see who can develop the best business model that will appeal to modern commuters.
There are 4,000 to 5,000 small regional airports throughout the country, and they will most likely serve as the launch and landing points for eVTOLs.
The Deloitte study believes that in the future, there will be an app that will provide commuters with the best comb of air, train, subway, buses, and ground transportation will be the most cost-effective and fastest.