CES 2020 Preview: Uber Elevate's Plan to Bring Ride-Sharing to the Sky

The company will begin testing a helicopter-like vehicle this year

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Since its inception in 2009, Uber has been synonymous with the sharing economy, both the good (easy access to a ride) and the bad (worker exploitation). In the past decade, Uber has grown beyond ride-sharing into food delivery with Uber Eats, cargo and shipping with Uber Freight—and in the next five years, it’s aiming for the sky.

At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Eric Allison, who heads up Uber’s air ambitions as chief of Uber Elevate, will appear on several panels and is expected to discuss the future of air travel.




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