Uber Skyport Mobility Hub as imagined by SHoP

Uber Unveils Skyport Designs for Flying Cars

With plans to launch its Uber Air air taxi services by 2023, Uber revealed the finalists in its competition to design Skyport Mobility Hubs. Uber’s eVTOLs will use these hubs to take off and land. Eight architectural firms based in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Melbourne, Australia (all places where the first Uber Air services will…

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Lilium Lands in London with Hundreds of Flying Car Jobs

Lilium, a startup launched in 2015 to create an urban air taxi service using its Lilium Jets, announced London as the new base for its software engineering team. Lilium’s all-electric, 5-seat vertical take-off and landing jet took its first flight May 4, 2019. The Munich-based company aims to have its urban air taxi service running…

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Uber Air Taxi Skyport

Uber Announces Advances with Air Taxis

As it works to make air taxis a reality (much!) sooner than most people expect, Uber announced advances in its Uber Elevate program at the Elevate Summit in Washington, D.C. Testing and Takeoff in 2020 and 2023 Uber Elevate has selected real estate developer Related Companies to design skyports for its air taxi offering. Related’s…

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Volocopter Expands Its Vision for Flying Cars

As the world’s flying car manufacturers prepare to launch their vehicles, they seem to be reaching the conclusion that the infrastructure needed to support a world of flying cars is nowhere near ready. This, despite the fact that their eVTOLs may be ready for takeoff within two to five years. Many issues about reliability and…

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Bosch Angles for Flying Car Sensor Market

Robert Bosch GmbH, a German-based multinational company, sees its microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors playing a key role in the flying car industry. The auto industry uses Bosch MEMS sensors in automated driving and anti-skid systems. Bosch will adapt its mass-produced solutions for use in air taxis. For example, its sensing and motion-processing tools would help…

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Paris Metro

Utah and Paris Prepare for Flying Cars to Take Off

Like kids playing hide-and-seek, makers of flying cars are about to shout, “Ready or not, here I come!” In response, the State of Utah and RATP, the operator of Paris’ underground subway, are working to ready their cities. Flying Cars in Utah The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) recently told the state legislature’s Transportation Interim…

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