By 2020, the ride-sharing giant Uber plans to have its first public demonstration of a new mode of transportation that will fly passengers to their destinations. The company is betting that eVTOLs (Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) will become second nature to busy commuters and provide a convenient alternative to wasting hours stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic.
The future of on-demand urban air transportation.
My team of 5 students was asked by the Uber Elevate division to explore a broad scope of what the entire Uber Elevate experience could be. This included aspects such as reserving a flight and app design, skyport layout and design, security measures, and aircraft design (exterior and interior). In May of 2018, my team will present our findings at the Uber Elevate Summit in Los Angeles, California.
*Created and published by Uber. November 08, 2017