Uber will be working with Bell as a collaborator to accelerate the eventual large-scale deployment of electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (VTOLs) in order to fulfill its mission of providing a safe, reliable transportation service to everyone, everywhere.
Uber plans to operate a network through which electric VTOL vehicles in numerous cities worldwide will provide transportation and delivery logistics services.
Bell plans to develop technologies that will lead to aircraft that satisfy short distance urban operations. Bell’s initial propulsion technology focus is expected to be hybrid electric with an eventual goal of fully electric.
Uber will participate in the development of airspace control software and hardware for the management of Pilot VTOLs on the Elevate Network, and provide interface connectivity with airspace controllers/regulators.
The Bell Air Taxi makes its next stop at Uber Elevate Summit 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. Here, our team will showcase our passenger cabin design and virtual reality experience, giving industry influencers and transportation visionaries a glimpse into the future of flight. Attend scheduled panels to hear how Bell executives, innovators and pilots go above and beyond flight to develop a new era of on-demand mobility. #Elevate18
EVP, Technology and Innovation
Michael is responsible for leading Bell's core engineering team and providing strategic direction for designing, developing and integrating technologies for use in Bell's current and next generation products.
Scott carries on Bell’s tradition of innovation as a leader in the innovation community. The new team’s mission is to depart from past practices and principles and innovate technologies in order to change how we fly.
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