Join us to participate in the upcoming 2019 City:One Challenge. 

Profile

Recent contributions

(1)

Contribution list

Recent comments

(3) View all
link

Pete commented on Urban Air Taxi System (UATS)

Thanks Liz, yes it can land anywhere, but for security and safety to start with, I'd recommend designated stops. FAA rules allow for a "Public Aircraft Exemption" allowing cities, counties and states to set their own airspace rules for their own aircraft.

I may go ahead and submit for Austin and Detroit as well.

Also when you say from "our group", did we meet a few weeks ago at Sun King?

Thanks again.

link

Pete commented on Urban Air Taxi System (UATS)

Thanks Liz,

Since I'm in the Indy area, I thought i had to send in for just Indy... can I duplicate my entry into more than one city?

link

Pete commented on Urban Air Taxi System (UATS)

So that is correct, the system would be publicly owned and could have data connection to a central network with facial recognition cameras in each aircraft for security. Initially, they would only fly to and from established stops, so they couldn't be overridden to fly just anywhere. They would be handicap and wheelchair accessible, in fact easier than getting into a bus. At just $19 a ride, they would be comparable per mile with anything like Uber or Lyft, and without traffic. That price would only come down over time as the system was used more frequently.