Uber Joins Race for VTOL (9/25/16)

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, 2016: www.vtol.org/uber]

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

Kara Swisher
CNBC (Re/code)
September 25, 2016

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.

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.”

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

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