Companies design skyports to enable aerial ridesharing with Uber Air by 2023
With the goal to give riders the option of affordable aerial ridesharing by 2023, Uber has unveiled new designs for skyports in different cities at its annual Uber Elevate Summit yesterday, 11 June 2019. The company has partnered with top names in architecture, design, and engineering to create its vision for a network of distributed skyports that will handle an unprecedented number of takeoffs and landings of Uber Air vehicles.
Uber‘s skyports require all-new designs capable of handling up to 1,000 landings per hour, even within footprints as dense as an acre or two. its architecture and design partners have recently unveiled concepts to be installed on top of unutilized structures in different cities, including Melbourne, Dallas, and Los Angeles.
When designing the skyport and mega-skyport, it was important to think about concepts that fit present-day technology and existing developments, but can also adapt with shifting trends,’ said Walter Hughes, Chief Innovation Officer at Humphrey & Partners. ‘Uber Elevate offers a viable solution. We focused on a design that can easily be replicated. Add retail, office and more and we’ve expanded the meaning of a multi-use space.’
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