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Uber Announcement on Electric VTOL

Uber Announcement on Electric VTOL

  • 29 Sep 2016 10:26 AM
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During the AHS-sponsored reception, Nikhil Goel, a product manager of special projects at Uber Technologies, commented on Uber's plans for moving urban transportation to the skies with electric VTOL. A transcription follows:

At Uber, we are super obsessed with cities, improving cities, unlocking their immense value through urban mobility.And to us urban mobility means a couple of things. One, it means cutting congestion. It means eliminating parking, which can take up to a third of urban real estate, and dramatically reducing pollution.

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Uber Joins Race for VTOL

Uber Joins Race for VTOL

  • 25 Sep 2016 10:24 AM
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In an onstage interview with me today at the Nantucket Conference, Uber products head Jeff Holden said the fast-growing ride sharing company was seriously looking at a new form of transportation to offer its customers: Short-haul flying in cities.

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German Ultralight VTOL Innovations

German Ultralight VTOL Innovations

  • 01 Sep 2016 04:11 PM
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The German aerospace industry has enjoyed global success and recognition in design and innovation over the decades.

One prime example is the Airbus Helicopters-legacy Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB) Bo 105 light, twin-engine helicopter. This had one of the world’s first rigid rotor designs, and formed the backbone of the parapublic marketplace globally for more than forty years — reaching a landmark eight million flight hours in 2014.

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