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Hyundai unveils flying taxi for Uber

Image of Hyundai flying taxi concept
Hyundai's flying taxi concept for a planned Uber aerial taxi service. Image: courtesy of Uber

Hyundai and Uber are partnering on a planned flying ride-share network, and the Korean carmaker unveiled a full-scale model of a potential air taxi Monday at CES, the big consumer electronics show in Las Vegas.

Why it matters: Flying cars face multiple hurdles to becoming a reality, but Uber says Hyundai's large-scale manufacturing experience, including its track record producing electric vehicles, could help speed their deployment.

What I’m driving: The top contenders for 2020 North American vehicle of the year

NACTOY finalist 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Photo: GM
NACTOY finalist 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Photo: GM

In the next week, I and 49 other journalists must cast our final ballots for the 2020 North American car, truck and utility vehicle of the year.

Why it matters: I am trying to squeeze in extra seat time in the nine finalists that were announced in November, and my driveway has been extra crowded lately.