May 17, 2020

Uber and Hyundai: the future of air taxis

Electric vehicles
UAVs
Georgia Wilson
2 min
With 2020 fully underway, the new decade is proving to continue 2019’s roaring innovation. The latest concept Uber Air Taxis
With 2020 fully underway, the new decade is proving to continue 2019’s roaring innovation. The latest concept Uber Air Taxis!

This week, Hyundai beca...

With 2020 fully underway, the new decade is proving to continue 2019’s roaring innovation. The latest concept Uber Air Taxis!

This week, Hyundai became the first automotive company to join the Uber Elevate Initiative. Via Uber’s open design process, Hyundai has released its air vehicle concept. Inspired by NASA’s approach the recently released design concept is accessible to any company in order to jump-start innovation within the industry. 

“Hyundai is our first vehicle partner with experience of manufacturing passenger cars on a global scale. We believe Hyundai has the potential to build Uber Air vehicles at rates unseen in the current aerospace industry, producing high quality, reliable aircraft at high volumes to drive down passenger costs per trip. Combining Hyundai’s manufacturing muscle with Uber’s technology platform represents a giant leap forward for launching a vibrant air taxi network in the coming years,” says Eric Allison, Head of Uber Elevate.

What is included within the partnership?

As part of the partnership, Hyundai will produce and deploy air vehicles, while Uber will provide airspace support services, ground transportation connections and a customer interface. In addition to these separate roles, Hyundai and Uber will jointly work on infrastructure concepts to support take-off and landing for the new style of vehicles.

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“Our vision of Urban Air Mobility will transform the concept of urban transportation. We expect UAM to vitalize urban communities and provide more quality time to people. We are confident that Uber Elevate is the right partner to make this innovative product readily available to as many customers as possible,” says Jaiwon Shin, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Division.

Currently, Uber and Hyundai have developed a Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) model, S-A1. The model utilises innovative design processes to optimise electrical vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL).

Its main features include:

  • A cruising speed of up to 180 miles/hr (290 km/hr)

  • A cruising altitude of roughly 1,000-2,000 feet (300 - 600 mt) above ground

  • Fly trips up to 60 mile (100 km)

  • 100% electric, utilising distributed electric propulsion

  • Designed for four passengers

(Image: Hyundai) 

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Jul 23, 2021

The Ultimate Enterprise Technology & AI & Cyber LIVE Event

technology
AI
cyber
live
2 min
Where innovation meets implementation, coming to you live from London

Do you want to build high-level relationships, gain insider knowledge and leave with the tools you need to drive effective digital transformation within your business? Then you don’t want to miss out on the must-attend hybrid event of 2021 for leaders in forward-thinking enterprises.

At Technology and AI Live, you will be able to hear and engage with C-Level executives at Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, Capgemini, and more.

Order your tickets now to take advantage of our limited-time Early Bird offer. 

 

How can you attend?

In the post-Covid era, not everybody wants to travel for events. So Technology & AI will be completely hybrid. That means you can attend the event in person or virtually, with no disadvantages to people who don’t make the trip to the Tobacco Dock.

In-person

Technology and AI Live is happening in the Tobacco Dock in London, a ten-minute walk from Tower Bridge. For more information on the location, click here

Virtually

There’s no need to worry about missing out if you choose not to attend in person. You can still absorb all the information, interact with other attendees and enjoy the conference experience on our virtual platform. 

There will be live feeds from all of the stages (also available on-demand after the event) as well as virtual networking areas. So not being able to travel is no reason to miss your chance to gather with the industry.

 

New Speakers

 

Renata C. Spinks

Cyber Technology Officer at Dept of Navy USMC

Renata Spinks leads an extensive portfolio focused on information technology, policy, investments, cyber operations (defensive and offensive), as well as organisational leadership for the Marine Corps Network and Information Enterprise. She is an accomplished, collaborative thought and action leader focused on results and accomplishing the mission through modernised digital transformation and workforce development.

She takes pride in making others better and trailblazing opportunities for girls and women in STEM and is the 2020 Stars and Stripes Becoming Everything You Are (BEYA) SES of the Year. 

 

Steven Eliuk

VP AI & Governance Automation at IBM

Steven Eliuk’s teams are responsible for IBMs Global Privacy Services, think GDPR, CCPA, etc. and how the company manages the data assets, business units, and requests. Likewise, how to apply automation to aid this complex space.

Before joining IBM, Steven led the design of high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure for AI and launched the first model parallel distributed training framework for HPC at Samsung Research America. He has presented at many events, including IBM Think, IBM CDO Summit, Nvidia GPU Developers Conference, IEEE, and more.

For tickets and information, head over to our event site.

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