The architectural details of a new kind of transportation hub reveal a reshaped cityscape if passenger-carrying drones fill the air.
The sci-fi dream of flying taxis is getting serious. Startups around the world are investigating this transformative mode of transportation. And for a sign that flying taxis have gone mainstream, look no further than aerospace giant Boeing. It just announced the formation of the futuristic “NeXt” business unit and listed flying taxis as its initial project.
But while it’s easy to imagine a single flying taxi carrying its passengers over the skyline, a whole fleet of them is another matter. It quickly reveals how an actual flying taxi scheme would transform the cities and suburbs around them. Perhaps the clearest picture of this world-changing idea now comes from Uber.