In less than a decade, the “gig-economy” (made famous by rideshare companies like Uber) could include pilots. For two weeks NASA partnered with Joby Aviation, an electric aviation company based in Northern California, to test a futuristic “air tax” with the purpose of moving cargo and passengers in and between cities. The small, five-seater all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) with its six rotors and rounded shape was designed from day one to have a low noise profile and blend into the environment of busy city life. The eVTOL is not exactly the look imagined in the future of “flying cars.”However, it is the inevitable next step in design. Click here to learn more!
"NASA's AAM National Campaign is critical to driving scientific understanding and public acceptance of eVTOL aircraft." —
Joe Ben Bevirt, Joby Aviation Founder and CEO