Right now, the mobility solutions market is abuzz with the influx of companies that are preparing flying taxis. Their excitement is within reason because flight is the most logical answer to growing problems with traffic. Unlike full-size aircraft, flying cars do not require new infrastructure to be built. Regulation is still in the works but it’s likely that these rides will likely follow a minimum altitude of as high as 1,000 and as low as 500 feet.
Right now, Uber is partnering with the Bell Nexus project to provide flights in the future. While the rest of the competition are working on their respective platforms, the ride-sharing company is dabbling with another service. This summer, you and a pal can have a memorable underwater experience exploring the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The Scuber is a very limited service that will be on offer until June 18, 2019.
Uber estimates that the submersible will be able to accommodate at least 40 passengers in the span of its operation. Moreover, the ride is not cheap, because it will cost $1,000 per individual who wants to explore the Great Barrier Reef in style. The steep price apparently includes a round trip helicopter ride to and from the vessel’s location. Once aboard, you’re getting a one-hour closeup tour of the marine paradise.
If you’re not ready to spend that amount of cash, Uber, in partnership with Queensland Tourism is holding a special raffle. This contest is only available to participants living in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, the United States, and the United Kingdom. It’s not every day that you can call Scuber to the Great Barrier Reef.Read up about it here