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Melbourne to Launch Uber Air Pilot Program



Australia’s Melbourne city soon going to be the luckiest city in the world because Uber soon launches their first Uber Airs Aerial ride-sharing pilot program, the company said on Wednesday.

“Test flights (are) due to start from 2020 and plans for commercial operations (will) commence from 2023,” Uber announced in a statement, reported Efe news.

Melbourne to Launch Uber Air Pilot Program

Melbourne to Launch Uber Air Pilot Program

Melbourne to Launch Uber Air Pilot Program

Dallas and Los Angeles in the US are the other two pilot cities. As more than 3.8 million Australians use the ride-sharing service that entered in the market in 2012, Regional General Manager for Uber in Australia, New Zealand, and North Asia, Susan Anderson, said on Tuesday at a company meeting in Washington.

“Australian Governments have come up on the front to give the first shot to ride-sharing and future transport technology,” said Anderson.

“This, coupled with Melbourne’s unique demographic and geospatial factors and culture of innovation and technology, makes Melbourne the perfect third launch party city for the Uber Air,” she added.

Uber reported that traffic congestion costs Australia AU$16.5 billion that is [US$11.47 billion] each year and it is anticipated that in 2030 the figure that will go up to AU$30 billion easily.

“In the long term, the vision is quite safe, quiet electric vehicles transporting tens of thousands of people across cities for the same price as an UberX Trip over the same distance,” Uber’s statement said.

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News Courtesy: Beebom

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