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January 07, 2020 //By Rich Pell
Uber, Hyundai Motor unveil air taxi partnership, concept vehicle
Ride-hailing company Uber (San Francisco, CA) and automaker Hyundai Motor Company (Seoul, South Korea) have announced a partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and have unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept.
  • riders to board / disembark easily and avoid the dreaded middle seat with enough space for a personal bag or backpack /rider.

"Our vision of Urban Air Mobility will transform the concept of urban transportation," says Jaiwon Shin, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai's Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Division. "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."

Eric Allison, head of Uber Elevate says, "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."

Hyundai Motor Company

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