Tests of Uber unmanned flying taxis will be held in Melbourne

US company Uber Technologies said it plans to test unmanned flying taxis in the second largest city in Australia, Melbourne. Previously, the company was negotiating with the Dubai leadership, but they did not bring an agreement.

Tests of Uber unmanned flying taxis will be held in Melbourne
Tests of Uber unmanned flying taxis will be held in Melbourne.


Melbourne became the third city to be selected for testing, and the first overseas test will be held in the American cities of Dallas and Los Angeles. They should begin already next year, and in 2023 the company expects to start commercial operation.

During the tests, the vehicles will deliver passengers from one of the seven Westfield shopping centers to Melbourne's main international airport. It is expected that the distance of 19 km between the central business district and the airport of the drone can be overcome in 10 minutes. The journey by this route takes about 25 minutes.

Order an air taxi will be available in the application for smartphones - just as it now produces with cars.