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  • Uber announces new partnerships and aircraft concepts at 2nd annual Elevate Summit

    On the first day of its second annual Elevate Summit, Uber unveiled a series of new advancements and partnerships that are helping launch the world’s first urban aviation network.

    Six months after announcing Los Angeles would be one of the first U.S. cities to launch uberAIR, the company reinforced its partnerships with key manufacturers and technology companies, working together towards a...

  • Uber signs Karem Aircraft to develop eVTOL

    As part of its second annual Elevate Summit, Uber and Karem Aircraft have formally announced a partnership to develop eVTOL technology. Abe Karem, Karem Aircraft’s Founder, is a pioneer in VTOL technology, with decades of experience designing flying concepts including the Predator drone and A160 Hummingbird. His newest invention — Butterfly — represents a rider-friendly adaptation of optimum...

  • Karem Butterfly

    Butterfly
    Karem Aircraft
    Victorville, California
    www.karemaircraft.com

    Uber announced on May 8, 2018 that it was adding Karem Aircraft as a partner. The Karem Butterfly uses the company's patented OSTR technology, with four variable-speed tilting electric rotors.

    From the Karem website:
    Karem Aircraft develops and manufactures advanced fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, including manned and unmanned high-efficiency tiltrotors. Karem’s patented Optimum Speed...