This is Bell Nexus, the “air taxi” concept from the company formerly known as Bell Helicopter.
And more importantly, you may be able to hail one for a crosstown trip using Uber’s new aerial service in the not-too-distant future.
(It produces both the V-22 Osprey and the forthcoming V-280 Valor.)
Since then, Bell has been hard at work on its own design, and at CES this week, it pulled back the curtain on its first concept.
He argued that the key element about the aircraft was its “approachability,” which makes it the ideal vehicle for this proposed flying taxi service.
“This is an aircraft you would feel safe and comfortable bringing your family into.” The large ducts hide the rotors, which should help ease any anxiety from customers about losing a limb from its fast-spinning blades.