The current head of Uber, Dara Khosrovshahi, said that the Uber Air division can become a reality in 5-10 years. In his opinion, it will take about the time necessary for autonomous drones-taxis to become a new means of transportation.
The corresponding statement of Khosrovshakhi was made at the investment forum in Tokyo. This is his first visit to Asia as head of Uber. The entrepreneur considers the eastern market to be potentially profitable, moreover, progress is being made in regulating such traffic.
Developments in the field of flying autonomous taxis are conducted by several companies. Along with Uber, their prototypes have already been shown by the Chinese startup Ehang and the German Volocopter.
Dara Khosrovshakhi came to the place of the head of Uber after the resignation of Travis Kalanik in 2017.