Hyundai’s S-A1 electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft concept was my favourite non-car vehicle at this year’s edition of the consumer technology expo CES. The vehicle is expected to be used in Uber’s forthcoming flying taxi service, which is set to begin commercial operation in 2023. The S-A1 seats four […]
Uber has plans for massive new offices in Chicago and Dallas, the company has confirmed in recent weeks. The expansion could mean the ride-hailing giant’s San Francisco headquarters is dwarfed by larger satellite offices. In Chicago, Uber Freight is looking to be the next service to piggy-back on the “Uber […]
BBA Aviation, a major private jet charter and services company, blamed President Donald Trump’s trade war for disappointing business results. The London-based conglomerate said it experienced softness especially in its discretionary flying unit, as the world’s elite do less jet-setting. Shares of the company fell as much as 5% in […]
Embraer is working on the future of flight through its EmbraerX division. At Uber’s Elevate conference, the company showed off its first design for an air taxi. We spoke to CEO Antonio Campello about how the team broke traditional aerospace design rules for the new plane. WASHINGTON, DC – There’s […]
Uber on Wednesday unveiled a new scooter model and an upgraded Jump bike battery. The new battery system comes as many of Lyft’s electric bikes have been offline since March – except in San Francisco where the company relaunched this week, it said. Some of the bikes in other cities […]
Uber plans to launch drone deliveries of McDonald’s meals in San Diego this year, the company said Wednesday. The aircraft will be able to land on Uber’s latest self-driving cars for a delivery “partner” to make the final hand off. See everything Uber announced at its Elevate conference this week […]
Uber will launch passenger air services in Melbourne, Australia, the company said Tuesday. The city will be the third, after Dallas, Texas, and Los Angeles, California, in the US, to get the pilot projects. Uber also unveiled its first passenger drone prototypes at a conference this week. See those here. […]
Uber is unveiling its first visions for passenger aircraft. The company hopes to offer air services beyond helicopters as early as 2023. We spoke to executives about the first aircraft, a helicopter-aeroplane hybrid at the company’s Elevate conference this week. WASHINGTON, DC – Uber has looked beyond car rides for […]
Uber‘s first attempt at an electric passenger drone has been unveiled. The company showed off a full-size model of the helicopter-plane hybrid on Tuesday at its Elevate conference in Washington, DC. The aircraft’s electric batteries allow it to fly emissions-free at speeds up to 150 mph, the design team told […]
Uber Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden, the head of the company’s Uber Elevate flying car initiative, is leaving the company. His departure comes just weeks after he was a keynote speaker at Uber’s futuristic transportation conference. Holden has worked at Uber for four years. Uber Elevate will continue: Eric Allison, […]
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