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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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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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Passenger Drone Now ASTRO AA360

Passenger Drone Now ASTRO AA360

  • 09 May 2018 09:34 AM
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Ft. Worth, Texas-based ASTRO Aerospace announced on May 8th that it had acquired Passenger Drone, which had made manned flights last year of its two-seat 16-propeller wingless eVTOL aircraft, now dubbed the AA360. [Note: the company renamed the aircraft "Elroy" in four months later.]

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Thinking Outside the Box Is Inside the Box at Aurora Flight Sciences

Thinking Outside the Box Is Inside the Box at Aurora Flight Sciences

  • 01 May 2018 09:16 AM
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On Nov. 8, 2017, The Boeing Company acquired Aurora Flight Sciences, which bills itself as “an innovative technology company which strives to create smarter aircraft through the development of versatile and intuitive autonomous systems.” Or to put it another way, a company whose entire existence is thinking outside the box.

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