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Switch Mobility Skyworks Partnership will Make Air Taxi Hailing Easy

Switch Mobility Skyworks Partnership will Make Air Taxi Hailing Easy urban air mobility transit app

Partnership brings on-demand urban air mobility taxis one step closer to reality SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Flying taxis are no longer in the realm of science fiction and, with the newly announced joint venture between Skyworks Global and Switch Mobility, your door-to-door, customized transportation experience may soon only be a click away.  Skyworks is the world’s

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Starburst Accelerator Releases Urban Air Mobility Trends

Starburst Accelerator Releases Top 9 Start-ups List and Urban Air Mobility Trends urban air transportation

and Top 9 Start-ups on ‘Ones to Watch’ List in 2017 Starburst Accelerator, the global aerospace and aviation incubator, today released its first comprehensive report focused on the emerging urban air mobility sector: “The Next Wave of Startup Unicorns Emerging from the Aerospace Renaissance.” Urban Air Mobility Urban air mobility is poised for massive disruption over the next five years,

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Lilium Celebrates Successful Test Flight of World’s First Electric VTOL Jet

Lilium Celebrates Successful Test Flight of World First Electric VTOL Jet on-demand ride-sharing ride-hailing air taxi

Unveils 5 seater model for use as on-demand air taxi. Lilium Jet, the first zero-emission electric plane capable of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL), has completed a series of rigorous flight tests in the skies above Germany. The two-seater prototype executed a range of complex manoeuvres, including its signature mid-air transition from hover mode to wing-borne forward flight. Lilium is

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Italdesign and Airbus unveils Autonomous Urban Air Mobility Concept Vehicle Pop.Up

World-premiered in Geneva on March 7th 2017 Aerospace and automotive industries unite to draw up a shared vision for seamless, multi-modal, fully electric urban mobility Urban transportation is moving into the third dimension, exploring city skies to contribute to relieving congested roads and reducing emissions The modular concept includes a capsule that connects to either a ground or air module,

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Freedonia Drones Expert Weighs in as Alphabet Drops Coffee Delivery Drones Plan

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, recently scrapped plans to partner with Starbucks to deliver coffee using drones.  Alphabet had previously tested delivery of the coffee chain’s products as part of its Project Wing pilot program.  The tests used hybrid vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) drones that hover in place and lower their cargo to the ground on a rope. According to Bloomberg.com,

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Tech Company Speeds Ahead with Autonomous Helicopter Program

Aurora’s work on the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) program will be leveraged to integrate the company’s Tactical Autonomous Aerial Logistics System (TALOS) on a UH-1H helicopter. PRNewswire/ — Aurora Flight Sciences continues to break ground on the development of advanced autonomous capabilities for vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) systems. Aurora’s work on the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) program will be leveraged to

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