Uber Air, RideShare In The Sky As The Answer To Urban Traffic Congestions
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
How often do you experience traffic congestions, being stuck behind the wheel while worrying if you will be on time for the meeting, class, or appointment? How often do you have to allot 15 or 30 extra minutes to make sure that you won’t be late due to traffic. As earth population increases, UN’s projection is that there will be more than 6 billion people living in urban centers by 2045. In Mexico City, commuters are already spending 5 working weeks in their cars waiting for traffic congestions. And traffic congestion will get worse as population increases and without alternative solutions. Well, the company Uber comes to the rescue.
Uber has been working on improving urban mobility for many years, to make our cities smarter, cleaner, and more efficient. Ultimately flying would enable people to move much faster, so Uber decided on the design for Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing Vehicles (EVTOLs). EVTOL will make our lives easier, commutes shorter, and our cities cleaner and more productive. The Director of Engineering of Uber Aircraft Systems, Mark Moore, stated that the Uber-NASA collaborative team spent decades researching and designing Distribute Electric Propulsion (DEP) enabling these vehicles/aircrafts to operate safely and quietly in cities. Urban aviation would take advantage of the space above ground in order to reduce ground congestion and increase accessibility of cities to every one, according to Jill Hazelbaker, Uber SVP of Uber Policy & Communications. Nikhil Goel, Uber Head of Product-Advanced Programs, assured us that Uber has already reached out to work with manufacturers, suppliers, investors, innovative engineers, real estate developers, governments and regulators from dozens of countries, NASA and air traffic controls. They assured us that the network of Uber Elevate will enable air commute to be affordable.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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