India is witnessing a rapid technological growth these years. PM Modi is giving much importance to better transportation and high end technology keeping in mind the long term growth of the nation. India will soon have its first bullet train- all thanks to PM Modi. Mumbai -Pune Hyperloop services is also in the talks. And now we might just get flying taxis too.
Top Uber officials recently had a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which the transportation network company talked about the future of mass mobility in India.
According to an official press release, Eric Allison, the Head of Aviation Programs at Uber and Nikhil Goel, the Head of Product at the company’s Aviation unit, met PM Modi to discuss how a multi-modal mobility platform can contribute to the economy along with helping reduce pollution and congestion.
The meeting took place in New Delhi as a part of Global Mobility Services, MOVE, which was inaugrated by PM Modi last week. It aims to ‘showcase innovation and build a platform to shape the future of mobility‘.
In the meeting, Uber proposed Uber Air in India. Allison laid emphasis on the strong foundation for the next generation of innovations including eVTOLs, carpooling and autonomous vehicles. According to him, “The Global Mobility Summit is a great initiative that is recognizing the benefits of shared mobility and looking at ways to reimagine urban mobility in conversation with industry leaders. Uber is committed to partner the govt in this mission to Move India forward”.
He also said that PM Modi is ‘one of the most visionary leaders in the world today’.
Uber has shortlisted several Indian cities for its Air Taxi services. It is also working on aerial map. The flying tax will reduce travel time in Mumbai by as much as 90 percent.