Poll: Can Urban Air Mobility Survive Without Uber?

Can urban air mobility survive without Uber? 

That is one question raised by an unconfirmed report that the ride-hailing giant is seeking “strategic alternatives” for its Elevate aerial ridesharing business, such as a partnership or partial sale. 

Asked about the media website Axios’ Oct. 16 story, which cited multiple unnamed sources, Uber unsurprisingly said its policy is not to comment on rumors or speculation. But more may be known within the month, Aviation Daily learned.

Uber sparked the explosion of activity in urban air mobility (UAM) when it released its Elevate white paper in October 2016. Drawn up with the help of industry experts, the report detailed the business case and system requirements for air taxi services using electric vertical-takeoff-and landing (eVTOL) vehicles.


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