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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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Uber releases eVTOL concepts to advance technology’s safety and noise characteristics

Uber releases eVTOL concepts to advance technology’s safety and noise characteristics

  • 24 May 2018 09:43 AM
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Uber Elevate Press Release, May 8, 2018 Uber kicks off its second Elevate Summit by officially sharing the design specifications for its electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles (eVTOL) common reference model.

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eVTOL News at Heli-Expo 2018

eVTOL News at Heli-Expo 2018

  • 22 Mar 2018 12:31 PM
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AHS International Executive Director Mike Hirschberg hosted a panel discussing the promise, progress and challenges of electric VTOL aircraft development. More than 50 companies are currently developing eVTOL aircraft (see the AHS website, www.eVTOL.news), with several in advanced stages of flight testing. Industry experts expect these new products to enter the market in the next 5-10 years, and expand the operational opportunities for rotorcraft operators, due to their extremely low noise and low operating costs.

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Metro Skyways Announces H2

Metro Skyways Announces H2 "Flying Car"

  • 17 Apr 2017 10:37 AM
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Metro Skyways Ltd., a subsidiary of Urban Aeronautics plans to launch the design and development of a four-passenger, Vertical-Takeoff and Landing (VTOL), flying car based on Urban Aeronautics' internal rotor, Fancraft™ technology. The vehicle will initially be powered by jet fuel, but will be designed from the outset to convert to liquid hydrogen and eventually also to 700 bar compressed hydrogen, once such options become commercially feasible. 

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