Seeking an International uberAIR Launch City
Uber’s Elevate program is creating urban aerial ridesharing, globally. Starting in 2023, Uber customers will be able to push a button and get a flight on-demand. To enable this, we have assembled a network of partners that include vehicle manufacturers, real estate developers, technology developers and more.
To bring uberAIR to market, we plan to partner with three ‘launch cities’. This will allow for a balance between focus and city diversity that will set the service up for long-term success.
Dallas and Los Angeles were previously announced as the first two launch cities, and we are now seeking an international city as the third partner. These three cities will be the first to offer uberAIR flights, with the goals of operating demonstrator flights starting in 2020 and beginning commercial operations in 2023.
We’ve been thrilled by the inbound interest from the international community, and we’ve now formalized a process to submit an Expression of Interest whereby cities can engage with us directly and articulate their views on how uberAIR can positively impact their market and how they can help in launching and scaling the service.
This opportunity is open to any city outside the US where there is a desire for a dramatic improvement in transportation and conditions are conducive to urban air mobility. We are seeking cities where national and local policymakers are committed to enabling the adoption of new transportation technologies.
To help understand what would make for a good urban air mobility pilot, we have provided the following considerations:
Importantly, we are not looking for cities to provide tax breaks or local incentives. Rather, we are looking for cities with aspirational vision who are investing in their transportation systems and wish to bring uberAIR to market for their residents as quickly as possible.
Interested governments should contact their Uber public affairs contact or email the Uber Elevate team at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1st, 2018.
Following that date, the Elevate team plans to start conversations in earnest with cities who have submitted an Expression of Interest where an uberAIR network would be a good fit.