Uber wants a fleet of flying cars

Posted: 7:53 AM, Oct 28, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-28 08:00:56-04

Turns out, Uber wants flying cars to be a reality just as much as we do.

In a 98-page paper released Thursday, the ride-sharing company details its desire to one day have  a network of electric aircraft  that take off and land vertically. 

But Uber wants another company to make the flying cars for them. 

Unfortunately, the predictions of  "Back to the Future Part II"  for the year 2015 didn't come true.

And  flying Ford Anglia's  only seem to be available to wizarding households. 

But owning a flying vehicle one day isn't out of the realm of possibility.

AeroMobil, a company out of Slovakia, has been  f light-testing its prototype  for a flying car for the past couple years. It hopes to have its two-seat flying roadster  on the market next year .

And a group of MIT graduates have been working on their flying vehicle since 2009. The current model has  a range of 400 miles  while in the air. 

So Uber's plan for a flying car fleet could happen sooner rather than later. Even better: The company estimates  the price for a 15-minute  flying Uber journey could end up being as low as $21.