The flying vehicle announcements keep on coming. The Brazilian aerospace company Embraer has unveiled its version at the Uber Elevate Summit 2019 in Washington, D.C.
The company says the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle features high reliability, low operating costs and a lower noise footprint. It is fully electric powered and progressively autonomous.
EmbraerX’s is the company’s disruptive business subsidiary.
Antonio Campello, President & CEO, EmbraerX, says: “As a market accelerator committed to developing solutions to transform life’s experiences, we have been combining human-centered design thinking with our 50-year history of building and engineering expertise in a unique manner. These are the factors behind the technical progress and leading-edge innovations we are bringing to this new eVTOL concept.”
Mark Moore, Engineering Director of Aviation, Uber adds: “Embraer’s team focused on the customer experience with their latest vehicle concept, using built-in redundant systems to achieve optimal safety, while also achieving low noise output with an eight rotor system, which enables span-wise lift. Our team looks forward to continued collaboration with the Embraer team to achieve a quiet, green, and safe, aerial ridesharing vehicle.”
EmbraerX says it’s also engaged in various solutions for the ecosystem, including a new business platform, named Beacon, designed to foster collaboration and synchronize aviation services companies and professionals, to keep aircraft flying.