Ridesharing company Uber has unveiled its vision for Uber Elevate, a network of small vertical-lift aircraft that would move passengers across congested cities faster than cars. Uber’s vision, outlined in detail in an 86-page whitepaper released Oct. 27, is to operate fleets of four-seat, electric-powered vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) aircraft flying hops up to 50 miles between rooftop vertiports or roadside vertistops at speeds of 150-230 mph. “Uber’s value ...

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