This startup wants to take on Uber and Lyft with self-flying cars

Imagine a world in which you call up a plane on your smartphone as easily as you can summon cars from Uber and Lyft. Then take it to the next level: The plane has no pilot, completely controlled by automatic algorithms.

That's the dream of Juraj Vaculik, CEO of AeroMobil, which unveiled its prototype flying car last year. The company has an aggressive launch date of 2017 for that vehicle, which Vaculik describes as a "Ferrari with wings." But during a keynote at South by Southwest Interactive, Vaculik announced AeroMobil's plans for the next generation of these vehicles: self-flying cars.

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