Hyundai’s flying car concept, which could hit the market by 2028

Advances in electric vehicles, battery technology and autonomous software have caused an explosion in electric air taxis.

Larry Page, CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has poured millions into aviation startups Zee Aero and Kitty Hawk, which are aiming to create all-electric flying cockpits.

Kitty Hawk is believed to be developing a flying car and has already registered over a dozen different aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Page, who co-founded Google with Sergey Brin in 1998, has personally invested $100m (£70m) in two companies that have yet to publicly acknowledge or showcase their technologies.

AirSpaceX unveiled its latest Mobi-One prototype at the North American International Auto Show in early 2018. Like its closest competitors, the electric aircraft is designed to carry two to four passengers and is capable of vertical takeoff and landing.

Airbus is also hard at work on an all-electric VTOL aircraft. Its latest Alpha One-branded Project Vahana prototype successfully completed its first test flight in February 2018.

The unmanned helicopter reached a height of 16 feet (five meters) before successfully returning to the ground. In total, the test flight lasted 53 seconds.

Airbus previously shared a well-crafted concept video showing their vision for the Vahana project.

The footage shows a sleek flying plane with one passenger under a canopy that retracts like the visor of a motorcycle helmet.

The Airbus Project Vahana prototype, branded as Alpha One, successfully completed its first test flight in February 2018.  The unmanned helicopter reached a height of 16 feet (5 meters) before successfully returning to the ground.  In total, the test flight lasted 53 seconds.

The Airbus Project Vahana prototype, branded as Alpha One, successfully completed its first test flight in February 2018. The unmanned helicopter reached a height of 16 feet (5 meters) before successfully returning to the ground. In total, the test flight lasted 53 seconds.

AirSpaceX is another company looking to take passengers to the skies.

The Detroit-based startup has pledged to deploy 2,500 aircraft to 50 major US cities by 2026.

AirSpaceX unveiled its latest Mobi-One prototype at the North American International Auto Show in early 2018.

Like its closest competitors, the electric aircraft is designed to carry two to four passengers and is capable of vertical takeoff and landing.

AirSpaceX even includes a broadband connection for high-speed internet access so you can check your Facebook feed when you fly to work.

In addition to passenger and cargo transportation, the ship can also be used for medical and casualty evacuation, as well as tactical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), according to AirSpaceX.

Even Uber is working to make its taxi service available over the air.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, dubbed Uber Elevate, tentatively discussed the company’s plans at a technology conference in January 2018.

“I think it will happen in the next 10 years,” he said.