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Embraer X unveils first eVTOL concept

Embraer X unveils first eVTOL concept

  • 24 May 2018 02:30 PM
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Embraer X, an Embraer organization dedicated to developing disruptive businesses, unveiled on May 8 its first electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concept.

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Uber Elevate Summit 2018 Videos

Uber Elevate Summit 2018 Videos

  • 24 May 2018 11:24 AM
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Uber's Second Annual Elevate Summit was held in Los Angeles, CA, May 8-9, 2018. It brought together about 1,000 of the world's foremost on-demand aviation leaders in industry, government, and academia for two full days of programming. Uber said that some 10,000 people livestreamed the event.

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NASA Supports eCTOL and eVTOL UAM

NASA Supports eCTOL and eVTOL UAM

  • 24 May 2018 11:20 AM
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NASA is broadening its support to Urban Air Mobility through several initiatives, as outlined in a May 7, 2018 NASA news story:

The goal, known as Urban Air Mobility (UAM), is a safe and efficient air transportation system where everything from small package delivery drones to passenger-carrying air taxis operate over populated areas, from small towns to the largest cities....

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Pipistrel reveals new eVTOL concept

Pipistrel reveals new eVTOL concept

  • 24 May 2018 11:12 AM
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Uber Elevate Press Release, May 9, 2018

As part of Uber’s second annual Elevate Summit, aircraft designer and Uber Elevate partner, Pipistrel, has revealed its newest eVTOL concept and design. The new aircraft utilizes dedicated propulsion systems for both cruising and vertical lift and embraces an aircraft family approach of eVTOL able to carry from two to six passengers.

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

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

  • 24 May 2018 10:43 AM
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Uber Elevate Press Release, May 9, 2018

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.

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Uber signs Karem Aircraft to develop eVTOL

Uber signs Karem Aircraft to develop eVTOL

  • 24 May 2018 10:37 AM
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Uber Elevate Press Release, May 9, 2018

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 speed rotor technology pioneered by Karem’s team, the newest vehicle partner on the Uber Elevate Network.

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Uber and U.S. Army sign agreement for ongoing partnership around Elevate

Uber and U.S. Army sign agreement for ongoing partnership around Elevate

  • 24 May 2018 10:29 AM
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Uber Elevate Press Release, May 9, 2018

Uber and U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Army Research Lab (RDECOM ARL), announced on May 8 a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) establishing an ongoing plan to partner around developing and testing the vehicles used in Uber’s proposed urban aviation rideshare network.

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Uber and E-One Moli Energy collaborate on battery packs for eVTOL

Uber and E-One Moli Energy collaborate on battery packs for eVTOL

  • 24 May 2018 10:27 AM
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Uber Elevate Press Release, May 9, 2018

As part of its second annual Elevate Summit, Uber announced that it has entered a partnership with E-One Moli Energy (Moli). Uber Elevate’s battery team intends to purchase battery cells from Moli, which will be used in future propulsion battery pack prototypes for eVTOL developed by Uber’s vehicle partners.

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Uber and NASA sign second Space Act Agreement

Uber and NASA sign second Space Act Agreement

  • 24 May 2018 10:00 AM
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Uber Elevate Press Release, May 8, 2018

Uber has signed a second Space Act Agreement with NASA to explore concepts and technologies for urban air mobility (UAM). Under this agreement, Uber will share its unique UAM requirements based on their future operational concept for the world’s first urban aviation’s rideshare network, and NASA will use the latest airspace management modeling and simulation algorithms to assess the impacts of integrating UAM operations in an urban environment.

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ChargePoint reveals new concept for high-powered charging of electric aircraft

ChargePoint reveals new concept for high-powered charging of electric aircraft

  • 24 May 2018 09:50 AM
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Los Angeles, Calif. (USA) – May 9, 2018 – ChargePoint, the world’s leading and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network, today revealed a first-ever concept design for two megawatt, high-powered charging of electric aircraft and semi-trucks, including electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft.

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