From Zipcar to Uber and Lyft, ridesharing is a staple in the urban transportation landscape. But now Uber and some other big names want shared mobility to take flight. They are proposing a network of electric air taxis that could whisk passengers up and across cities in minutes, for only a few bucks. It might sound like science fiction, but with several companies developing passenger drones, you might be hailing one sooner than you think.
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