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Jarrett Walker on Flying Cars

Walker contemplates the implications of the science fiction staple that continues to fascinate and engage writers and technologists.

July 12, 2021 - Human Transit

Flying Cars

American Automobile Manufacturers Talking Seriously About Flying Cars

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is partnering with electric aviation startup Archer to mass-produce flying automobiles, really more like helicopters or drones. General Motors also released designs for an autonomous flying car recently.

January 14, 2021 - Quartz

Texas Highway

A New Transportation Vision for Texas Not Focused on Cars?

Governor Greg Abbott recently described a possible shift in state transportation infrastructure priorities—one that doesn’t involve funding road projects.

January 27, 2020 - D Magazine

Flying Cars

A Transit Consultant's Take on Flying Cars

A journalist asked, so Jarrett Walker answered.

October 19, 2019 - Human Transit


Op-Ed: Designs for Uber's Skyports Fail on the Basics

The hulking structures proposed to handle UberAIR's fleet of flying taxis won't be able to serve 4,000 passengers per hour. And that's just one of their many deficiencies, Alissa Walker writes.

June 1, 2018 - Curbed

Passenger Drone

World's First Passenger Drone Readies for Takeoff in Dubai

This summer, commuters may have another option for moving around Dubai as a pilotless drone is prepared to shuttle passengers around the city.

February 15, 2017 - Dezeen

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