Uber takes its flying taxi ambitions to Australia

The firm has selected Melbourne as the third pilot city for its air taxi programme, joining Dallas and Los Angeles.
Test flights are due to start from 2020, with the aim of launching commercial operations from 2023. Several companies are developing flying taxis as a future mode of transportation. Uber is working with Nasa and the US Army on its flying taxis and has two aircraft manufacturers – Embraer and Pipistrel Aircraft – also on board. Last year, the company said it would open a laboratory in Paris to develop flying taxis.