“We know how to mass produce high quality vehicles,” Shin told a news conference at CES.
He said he expected the partnership to allow for the short-range air taxis to be “affordable for everyone.”
Eric Allison, head of Uber Elevate, appeared at the CES event with Hyundai to discuss the partnership.
“By taking transportation out of the two dimensional grid on the ground and moving it into the sky, we can offer significant time savings to our riders,” Allison said.
He said that because of its other app-based transport options, “only Uber can seamlessly connect riders from cars, trains and even bikes to aircraft.”