Uber joins race for VTOL

The breakaway ride-sharing company Uber has just stated that it is developing vertical flight solutions for urban transportation, including autonomous, driverless VTOL aircraft. [Update: Uber published its Project Elevate White Paper on Oct. 27: www.vtol.org/uber]


Uber logoUber researching new vertical takeoff ride offering, says product head Jeff Holden

Kara Swisher

Called VTOL—which stands for vertical takeoff and landing—Holden said that he has been researching the area, "so we can someday offer our customers as many options as possible to move around." He added that "doing it in a three-dimensional way is an obvious thing to look at."

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/25/uber-researching-new-vertical-takeoff-ride-offering-says-product-head-jeff-holden.html


Find out more about AHS International's Transformative Vertical Flight initiative at: www.vtol.org/transformative