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Recently, the company Uber for the first time showed a prototype of its flying taxi. Fly on such vehicles, we will not be soon, but it is obvious that sooner or later it should become the norm, because there are not enough places on the roads. Uber plans to lift the first passengers into the air somewhere in 2020. It is possible to imagine that already in 2028 we will all actively use flying taxis. And what will the stops look like in 2028?
Obviously, not only taxis are needed, but also a kind of stop for passengers, where they can board and leave the taxi. In UberAIR, something similar is called “Skyports”. Celestial ports are nothing but stops on a hill, from where they can take off a taxi and where they can sit.
On the second day of the Elevate 2018, the second annual Uber conference on air travel, six designers and architects demonstrated their vision for the future. To all works the same requirements were applied: each Skyport should serve more than 4 thousand passengers per hour and occupy no more than three acres.
The project from BOKA Powell can provide two thousand take-offs and landings every hour.
Company Humphrey & Partners when creating his project was inspired by bee hives. At the same time, they tried to stop the future successfully fits into what we see on the streets now. In their stop, even provided for car parking.
Modular Skyport from Gannet Fleming is designed to work with all types of urban transport.
The project from Corgan consists of three parts: the motorway at the bottom, the railway station in the middle and the landing area at the top.
Beck Group presented another station, similar to a beehive.
The project of a really high stop was created by Pickard Chilton and ARUP. This is the only project in which flying taxis will land and take off at different levels.