Uber plans self-flying drone taxis to beat city traffic  

Believe it or not, “If you summon an Uber in 10 years’ time, you will probably get a car that drives itself. But then again, you may not be travelling in a car at all.”

You may, in fact, be getting to where you’re going in an airborne passenger drone.

According to Jeff Holden, Uber’s head of product, “the company is researching ‘vertical take off and landing’ (VTOL) technology. Instead of the helicopter-style rotor blade drones, VTOL aircraft have fixed wings like planes, enabling them to fly silently, while taking off and landing vertically.