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Hyundai targets 2026 debut of unmanned cargo planes

Announcement follows partnership with Uber in flying taxis

Hyundai Motor is pivoting heavily toward flying taxis and other aerial mobility services. (Photo courtesy of Hyundai Motor)

SEOUL -- Hyundai Motor has started to develop remote-controlled aircraft that will ferry cargo in urban centers, with plans to commercialize the service in 2026.

The unmanned planes will use technology from Hyundai's flying taxis currently under development. The aircraft will have fixed wings with Osprey-like propellers for the vertical takeoffs and landings required in a crowded urban environment.

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