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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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AHS Commentary: Not Just Helicopters

AHS Commentary: Not Just Helicopters

  • 22 Jun 2017 09:39 AM
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At the Forum 73 Grand Awards Banquet, the leaders of the major rotorcraft manufacturers and Uber Technologies’ chief of product development talked about the future of vertical flight. Uber imagines a world where on-demand transportation leverages the vertical dimension to connect people efficiently and affordably through a network of vertiports with electrically-powered VTOL aircraft. A score of companies are now developing one- to four-seat aircraft that could enable achieve this vision. (See “Charging Forward”)

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Uber Elevate Summit (2017)

Uber Elevate Summit (2017)

  • 05 May 2017 01:33 PM
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Uber Technologies hosted its Elevate Summit on April 25-27, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. According to the company, the intent was that: "Leaders from vehicle manufacturing, regulatory bodies, venture capital, and aviation technology will share research and plans for a path forward, and your participation is crucial. We encourage representatives from relevant industries, research institutions and regulatory bodies to join us."

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Uber Partners with ChargePoint to Develop VTOL Charging Solutions

Uber Partners with ChargePoint to Develop VTOL Charging Solutions

  • 25 Apr 2017 01:20 PM
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Uber has partnered with ChargePoint to develop charging solutions that will fit any vertical take-off and landing vehicle (VTOL) manufactured. Chargepoint will design, develop, and manufacture these solutions for utilization at Uber Elevate Vertiports by 2020.

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Uber Partners with Hillwood to Create Vertiports for VTOL Network in Dallas-Fort Worth

Uber Partners with Hillwood to Create Vertiports for VTOL Network in Dallas-Fort Worth

  • 25 Apr 2017 01:19 PM
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Uber plans to operate a network through which electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (VTOL) in numerous cities worldwide, including Dallas-Fort Worth, will provide transportation and delivery logistics services. Uber has partnered with Hillwood on a key piece of creating an Uber Elevate network in the Metroplex. Hillwood will exclusively develop and construct vertiports for a future Uber Elevate network throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Hillwood will be Uber’s first US real estate partner in this initiative.

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Uber Partners with Pipistrel Aircraft to Manufacture Electric VTOLs

Uber Partners with Pipistrel Aircraft to Manufacture Electric VTOLs

  • 25 Apr 2017 12:54 PM
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Uber has signed a partnership with Pipistrel Aircraft producer for large-scale deployment of electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (VTOLs) in order to fulfill its mission of providing a safe, reliable transportation service to everyone, everywhere. The goal of this partnership is to enable users of a future Uber Elevate Network to request an Pipistrel electric VTOL.

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Uber to Collaborate with Bell Helicopter to Develop Urban Electric VTOLs

Uber to Collaborate with Bell Helicopter to Develop Urban Electric VTOLs

  • 25 Apr 2017 12:48 PM
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Uber will be working with Bell Helicopter as a collaborator to accelerate the eventual large-scale deployment of electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (VTOLs) in order to fulfill its mission of providing a safe, reliable transportation service to everyone, everywhere.

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Uber Partners with Aurora Flight Sciences to Manufacture Electric VTOLs

Uber Partners with Aurora Flight Sciences to Manufacture Electric VTOLs

  • 25 Apr 2017 12:42 PM
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Uber has signed a partnership with Aurora Flight Sciences for large-scale deployment of electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (VTOLs) in order to fulfill its mission of providing a safe, reliable transportation service to everyone, everywhere. The goal of this partnership is to enable users of a future Uber Elevate Network to request an Aurora Flight Sciences electric VTOL.

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