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Joby Transitions

Joby Transitions

  • 22 Dec 2020 12:10 PM
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In the year since Joby Aviation saw its valuation pass the $1B mark — known as a unicorn — the company has become more public in its quest to become first to market in the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxi market. The recent release of photos and video showing the Joby Generation 2.0 aircraft hovering and in wingborne flight highlights the continuing advances in the aircraft’s flight test program.

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Commentary: Uber's Legacy: Elevating the Electric VTOL Revolution

Commentary: Uber's Legacy: Elevating the Electric VTOL Revolution

  • 21 Dec 2020 02:48 PM
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Until recently, Uber was often one of those companies that people seem to love to hate. Stemming from the well-publicized antics of its founding CEO Travis Kalanick, workplace scandals and the no-holds-barred expansion strategy of its startup years, most people were skeptical and suspicious of Uber’s intentions and motivations when it announced its interest in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

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Commentary: Looking Back: A Vertical Retrospective on Electric VTOL

Commentary: Looking Back: A Vertical Retrospective on Electric VTOL

  • 03 Nov 2020 11:52 AM
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Although the explosion of interest in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft over the past few years caught many by surprise, the development has been underway for more than a decade. 

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Uber and Hyundai Motor Announce Partnership

Uber and Hyundai Motor Announce Partnership

  • 06 Jan 2020 12:45 PM
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LAS VEGAS, January 6, 2020 – Uber and Hyundai Motor Company have today announced a new partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

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Joby Joins Uber Elevate

Joby Joins Uber Elevate

  • 23 Dec 2019 09:50 PM
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On Dec. 20, Uber announced that the company had signed a multi-year commercial partnership with Joby Aviation to launch a fast, reliable, clean and affordable urban air taxi service in select markets. Joby will supply and operate the electric air taxis, and Uber will provide airspace support services, skyport infrastructure, connections to ground transportation and customer interfaces through its aerial rideshare network.

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Uber and Joby Aviation announce aerial ridesharing partnership

Uber and Joby Aviation announce aerial ridesharing partnership

  • 20 Dec 2019 02:57 PM
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Joby Aviation and Uber have signed a multi-year commercial partnership to launch a fast, reliable, clean and affordable urban air taxi service in select markets. Joby Aviation will supply and operate the electric air taxis, and Uber will provide airspace support services, skyport infrastructure, connections to ground transportation, and customer interfaces through an aerial rideshare network.

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Uber Elevate Touches Down in DC

Uber Elevate Touches Down in DC

  • 30 Jun 2019 11:30 AM
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The third annual Uber Elevate Summit touched down at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, on June 11-12, 2019 — just one month after the Silicon Valley mobility company raised $8.1 billion when its shares (UBER) started trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Uber Elevate Summit 2019 Agenda

Uber Elevate Summit 2019 Agenda

  • 12 Jun 2019 01:11 PM
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Uber held its third annual summit on June 11-12 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. According to the company, "The Uber Elevate Summit brought together 1200+ attendees for 2 days of technical sessions, hands-on demos, and evening networking events." This page is a web capture from https://www.uber.com/us/en/elevate/summit/2019/attending, June 2019.

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Uber Elevate Summit 2019 News, Photos & Videos

Uber Elevate Summit 2019 News, Photos & Videos

  • 12 Jun 2019 01:09 PM
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Uber held its third annual Elevate Summit on June 11-12 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. VFS was there in force, live-tweeting the event (https://twitter.com/electricVTOL) and posting photos real-time on Twitter and Facebook.

VFS has an album of 60 pictures from the event in the Vertical Flight Photo Gallery.

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4th Congressional Hearing on UAM

4th Congressional Hearing on UAM

  • 13 Mar 2019 05:02 PM
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On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, the US House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's Aviation Subcommittee held a hearing on "Looking Forward: Aviation 2050" that included testimony on Urban Air Mobility (UAM) by Eric Allison, Head of Uber Elevate. The video lasts 2 hours 22 minutes.

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