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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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Uber presentations to USHST Infrastructure Summit

Uber presentations to USHST Infrastructure Summit

  • 23 Mar 2018 04:37 PM
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The US Helicopter Safety Team has held an Infrastructure Summit annually since February 2016; the last two featured presentations on the Uber Elevate ecosystem plans. Both presentations are now available online.

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The eVTOL is in the Details

The eVTOL is in the Details

  • 01 Mar 2018 09:56 AM
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A packed house at January’s AHS International Transformative Vertical Flight Technical Meeting and Fifth Annual Workshop learned about bold visions for urban air taxis and the challenges of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL). Four days of presentations hosted by the AHS San Francisco Bay Area Chapter covered aeromechanics, propulsion, acoustics, infrastructure and certification advances aimed largely at airborne mass transit. The new rotorcraft suggested for moving people over clogged streets include multicopters, tiltrotors, tilt wings and ducted fans, nearly all designed around Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP). AHS International executive director and workshop program chair Mike Hirschberg observed, “Really, transformative flight is [largely] about DEP and the design freedom that it enables.”

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Uber Elevate Joins NASA, Los Angeles

Uber Elevate Joins NASA, Los Angeles

  • 22 Dec 2017 11:12 AM
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Uber announced on Nov. 8 that it had signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA for “the development of new Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) concepts and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) that will enable safe and efficient operations of small UAS at low altitudes.” Uber’s participation in NASA’s UTM Project will aid the company in conducting demonstration flights of UberAIR in two US cities by 2020. 

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Uber Announces Agreements with NASA and Plans for Los Angeles

Uber Announces Agreements with NASA and Plans for Los Angeles

  • 08 Nov 2017 04:14 PM
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Uber announced today that it has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA for the development of new Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) concepts and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) that will enable safe and efficient operations of small UAS at low altitudes. Uber’s participation in NASA’s UTM Project will help the company’s goal of starting demonstration flights of uberAIR in select U.S. cities by 2020. This is Uber’s first partnership with a federal government agency in pursuit of operating a global urban aviation rideshare network.

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Is 2020 Really Possible? (sidebar)

Is 2020 Really Possible? (sidebar)

  • 22 Aug 2017 11:38 AM
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Uber said that by the time flight demonstration programs begin in 2020, they will have to validate that they have mitigated the three biggest risks: efficient flights (airspace acceptance), noise (community acceptance) and safety (passenger acceptance). Note that Uber is not funding the development of the aircraft, but is helping to facilitate connections between investors and developers.

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Uber Elevate Summit Outlines eVTOL Flight Plan

Uber Elevate Summit Outlines eVTOL Flight Plan

  • 23 Jun 2017 10:27 AM
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The Elevate Summit, a conference to promote the air taxi concept, hosted in Dallas, Texas, April 25–27, by cell phone ride-paging service Uber, attracted advocates and expert speakers from nearly every industry and regulatory agency with a role to play in turning the eVTOL dream into reality.

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Charging Forward: New eVTOL Concepts Advance

Charging Forward: New eVTOL Concepts Advance

  • 22 Jun 2017 09:59 AM
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To those immersed in the world of traditional helicopters, it may take a little time to fully comprehend what Uber Elevate’s on-demand urban air transportation vision actually entails.

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