How Uber’s Air Taxis Will Succeed Where Helicopters Failed (1-24-19)

A rendering of an Uber vertiport. (Uber)

Uber’s key to successfully scaling air taxis up to mass transportation level lies in the vehicles having fundamental advantages over helicopters, according to Engineering Director of Aviation Mark Moore.

Speaking Wednesday at a Georgia Tech event on urban air mobility and its future for the state, Moore said that they have the edge over helicopters in urban mobility when it comes to safety, cost, noise and efficiency thanks to distributed propulsion and electricity. Those factors will let the rideshare company push its air taxis past the elites-only price-point that helicopter urban transit has always held.

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