While tech companies like Google and Uber are developing their own flying taxis, SkyRyse is tackling the problem from the other end. Instead of creating self-flying vehicles from the ground up, the California based startup is attempting to add self-flying technology to existing helicopter airframes. CEO Mark Groden says that this approach puts SkyRyse years ahead of their competitors, as they're already flying aircraft with the technology on board. Groden says the company's mission is to "make air transportation accessible and safe for everyone as a new mode of transportation." Check out the video. "Public perception needs to be there so people need to be comfortable having aircraft flying over their heads and being inside of them," he said. "Then there's a regulatory aspect. So the FAA and other regulatory bodies don't yet have the regulations needed to even consider autonomous flight."