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Though the FAA has not (yet) permitted air taxis for commercial operation, there are multiple companies in the eVOTL market with companies like Wisk Aero raising $450 million from Boeing and Joby Aviation going public providing them more than $1.5 billion in capital. Earlier CNBC reported, “The market for flying cars, now known as electric air taxis, should continue to mature during this decade, soaring to $1.5 trillion globally by 2040.”
These vehicles are essentially better designed helicopters (not really flying cars), which are electric-powered, self-flying with remote human supervision, able to transport several passengers, designed for short journeys, and of course available via a mobile app. The social benefit, beyond living like a Jetson, ostensibly would be to help alleviate traffic burdens in congested cities and provide services to underserved geographic areas. Since they are electric powered, the potential decrease in cars on the road should alleviate air pollution as well.
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