By Kirsten Korosec for Fortune | May 9, 2018
Uber’s plan to launch flying taxi demonstrations in 2020 and commercial trips by 2023 is starting to take shape with five manufacturers now working on building this next-generation mode of transportation.
Karem is the latest aerospace company to join the effort to help uberAIR take, er, flight. The other four aerospace companies are Aurora Flight Sciences, Pipistrel Aircraft, Embraer and Bell Helicopter. Karem was named as a new partner during Elevate Summit, a two-day flying car event organized by Uber.
During Elevate, Uber revealed concepts of what it hopes will be the flying cars that carry passengers in the future. Uber also provided more details on how this system of transit would work, as well as the many support companies and organizations that will need to be involved.