The future of urban mobility
The Uber Elevate team is transforming the world into one that is simultaneously safer and more efficient through aerial ridesharing at scale. Imagine soaring above congested ground traffic—with Uber Air this future is closer than you think!
Starting in 2023, Uber Air will enable shared, multimodal air transportation between suburbs, cities, and ultimately within cities. We’re working with our Elevate Network partners to launch fleets of small, electric VTOL (Vertical Take-off and Landing) in Dallas, Los Angeles, and a to-be-announced third international market.
Uber Air Launch Markets
Over the next few years, Uber will continue to work closely with city and country stakeholders to ensure that we create an aerial ridesharing network that is safe, quiet, environmentally conscious and supports multi-modal transportation options. We’ve partnered with Dallas, TX and Los Angeles, CA. These cities will be the first to offer Uber Air flights with the goal of beginning demonstrator flights in 2020 and commercial operations in 2023. We're actively evaluating additional launch market candidates across Australia, Brazil, France, India, and Japan.
Uber Elevate Whitepaper
In October 2016, the Uber Elevate founding team published a comprehensive, first-principles analysis which breaks down the critical barriers to launching a scaled, aerial ridesharing product on Uber’s platform. The Whitepaper brought together the efforts of many to help catalyze what is now a vibrant industry and ecosystem of engineers, investors, policymakers, and scientists who are actively building this future.