According to WFAA TV, Uber completed a helipad in Frisco (just north of Dallas, Texas) in September that will serve as the first test site for its Uber Elevate initiative. "The next leap is to be going vertical and into the air. We're excited that Frisco is going to be the first location in country, if not the world, to test this technology," said Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney, adding that it will take about seven minutes to travel by Uber Air from the...
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Uber Elevate Background
Uber Elevate is the name of Uber’s internal team and initiative focused on launching their Uber Air product for the public. On October 27, 2016, Uber published a white paper titled,...
The Vertical Flight Society co-sponsored the CAFE Foundation’s 13th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium, held July 20-21, 2019, at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. EAS 2019 was held in conjunction with the Experimental Aviation Association’s annual AirVenture in Oshkosh, July 22-28 (see eVTOL News from AirVenture).
Two dozen of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts spoke at EAS 2019, all of which are available...
Karem Aircraft Launches New Air Taxi Company with $25M Series A
Lake Forest, Calif. – July 15, 2019 – Karem Aircraft, Inc, a Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) vehicle developer, has announced a new spin-off venture dedicated to bringing its all-electric air taxi vehicle, Butterfly, to market. The new company is backed by a $25M Series A...
Uber Elevate Touches Down in DC
By Kenneth I. Swartz
The unprecedented scale of Uber’s air taxi vision has attracted the participation of major aerospace, automotive and real estate companies, investors, innovators and more.
The third annual Uber Elevate Summit touched down at the Ronald Reagan Building and...
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.
Day 1 (June 11,...
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.
According to the company, "The Uber Elevate Summit brought together 1200+ attendees for 2...
Jaunt Air Mobility LLCSewell, New Jersey, USAwww.jauntairmobility.com
Jaunt Air Mobility is a start-up company founded in May 2018. It is currently raising capital to use slowed-rotor technology developed by Carter Aviation to take part in the Uber Elevate program for flying taxis.
Jaunt is a single-rotor compound...
CES 2019 Panel:
"Flying Taxis. Build Them, But Will They Come?"
By Jim Sherman
Once again, the consumer technology world put its focus on Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest assembly of the latest and greatest technology — from phones and TVs, to drones, cars and, yes even VTOL aircraft and a yacht. This year,...
HexaLIFT Aircraft Inc.Austin, Texas, USAwww.liftaircraft
Austin, Texas-based LIFT Aircraft started their project in Oct. 2017 in Budapest, revealed itself on Dec. 11, 2018 to the public through social media and news articles, and made its first public appearance at the SXSW (South By Southwest) 2019 Conference and Festivals held in March in Austin, Texas,...