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All of the electric urban aircraft unveiled at Uber Elevate 2018

Uber says it will bring its aerial ride-hailing service to market by 2023. Here's what those future flying cabs may look like...

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Antuan Goodwin
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Uber eCRM-003 concept

At the Uber Elevate Summit in Los Angeles, Uber and its partners showcased a selection of eVTOL aircraft for the upcoming Uber Air aerial ride-hailing service.

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Reference model

Uber isn't planning to build the eCRM-003. Rather, this aircraft concept serves as a common reference model or framework around which Uber's partners can design their own aircraft.

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Uber eCRM-003 rendering

The concept makes use of four pairs of co-rotating propellers that provide vertical lift. Once at cruising altitude, the concept reverts to more efficient fixed-wing operation with a single rear rotor providing thrust.

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eCRM-003 passengers

The concept should have a cruising speed of around 150 mph with a max range of around 60 miles per charge.

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Embraer X concept

Partner Embraer showcased its Embraer X concept, which builds on the eCRM-003's spec with a more streamlined design.

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Embraer X concept

Interestingly, the Embraer X doesn't seem to use the eCRM's co-rotating rotor design.

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Pipistrel eVTOL

Pipistrel is a Slovenian light aircraft manufacturer with a very different take on the eVTOL concept. Its craft, shown here in cruising configuration, is designed around speed and stability. The VTOL hardware is hidden away in this configuration.

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Butterfly eVTOL concept

Karem Aircraft is new to the Uber Air partnership. Its eVTOL concept is designed around larger rotors than the rest, a choice Karem says increases efficiency.

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