Which Australian city will be the first to trial flying cars?

Australia’s on the cusp of a Jetsons style future, after a major capital city was named as one of three locations around the world which was set to trial a flying ride-share service.

ABC News reported Uber had chosen Melbourne to trial its flying car project, Uber Air, with test flights expected to start from next year and commercial operations from 2023. Dallas and Los Angeles in the United States would also trial the aerial taxi service.


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The pilot would aim to connect transport hubs, like airports, to central city sites.

Regional General Manager for Uber in Australia, New Zealand and North Asia Susan Anderson said other Australian cities would follow soon after.

“Australian governments have adopted a forward-looking approach to ridesharing and future transport technology,” Ms Anderson said.

“This, coupled with Melbourne’s unique demographic and geospatial factors, and culture of innovation and technology, makes Melbourne the perfect third launch city for Uber Air.

“We will see other Australian cities following soon after.”