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To what extent is Uber's approach different? The majority of humans have never flown in a chopper before. Uber says the idea of UVTOL looks a little like a chopper, but Uber says it's a different beast and the difference goes beyond the actual piece of music. During its summit in Uber Elevate, the rides took its breath away to show how it wants to make municipal aviation financially viable.
In between the high servicing and power bills, pilots' education and pay, and the expenses of servicing large airfields and the payment of landings charges, Uber calculates on the basis of his early UberChopper experiments/promotion tricks that a heli flight has the best running expenses of about $8.93 per person per miles, which restricts accessibility only to the Wealthy.
First Uber will address the operating costs. Featuring a more powerful electrical drive system and the option to operate in an energy-efficient locked winged position after travel, Uber maintains that its eCRM-003 DVTOL is up to three more economical than a conventional gyrocopter. Theoretically, the electrical drive system needs less servicing than a conventional internalcombustion engine, which further reduces operating costs.
Instead of large helicopter airfields or airport charges, the smaller DVTOL ships end up in agile sky ports that could be as easy to set up as removing a lander on the top of a car park and increasing the ship's charges. Uber is hoping to be able to begin takeoff with about 20 arrivals per minute and to be able to rescale from there in the room where a helicopter could dock.
We have also entered into a partnership with Hillwood Properties and Sandstone Properties to provide property for UberAir's ski resorts. Internally, Uber estimate from the gatehouse that the costs of the DVTOL per person per miles are about $5.73 or 35 per cent lower than a helicopter charter when the service starts in 2023.
Uber intends to further optimise from there. Just as the UberPool launch allows comuters to drastically lower the cost of a journey, Uber expects UberAir to help optimise the race and provide intelligent travel scheduling. Bringing passengers together, scheduling first and last miles to and from the Skype port hub with surface transport and aggressive fares can ensure that the four-passenger DVTOL planes function smoothly.
Über even said that upon arriving, discrete and dynamic weighting is applied to the occupants in order to place them on optimum seating in order to optimally adjust the plane for maximum use. UberAir thinks with intelligent poolsing of co-drivers and more intelligent travel plans that it can reduce operating costs per person per miles to around $1.84 per person in the near future after UberAir takes off.
Über needs its affiliates to produce tens of millions of eVTOL cars per year to lower the cost and enable its plan for tens of millions of flights per minute and wider network in twin-towns. Uber's early Los Angeles plan includes, for example, a tens of sky ports that operate a few hundred brief daily between them.
By way of illustration, the FAA supervises around 43,000 US daily departures. About wants about 10x as many a days in just one town! Automating aviation - similar to integrating automated systems into the thoroughfares of motorways and roads through towns and villages - seems to be the only way to deal with such an incredible volume of travel.
It is still a few years away from the need for a resolution, but it is already in the early stage of cooperation with FAA and NASA. Talking about automating, reducing the last big costs is the pilots in the dashboard. The aim for its DVTOL cars is a fully self-sufficient system that not only saves the high costs of education and pay for a pilots job, but also improves car efficiencies by reducing the amount of 200 lbs of flesh in the driver's cab.
This close meshing with the independent ANSP that I referred to will also demand the independence of vehicles for the mere number of planes that Uber wants to achieve. By scaling and automating, Uber's long-term estimation for operating DVTOL is reduced to about 44 euro cent per person per mile. Exactly. (For the sake of simplicity, Kelly Blue Book estimated that an Audi Q7 would cost about 92 euro cent per mile.)
It seems to be getting a little tight at this point, especially considering that it depends not only on a car automatization boom, but also on a total rethink of how the US ATC system works. Now, we've been looking at the running cost by our own estimations, so take it with a granule ofalt.
Charged running costs are not so much lower than for a heli. If UberAir is holding around long enough to find out how to handle the carpooling system and flight optimisation, the fare can fall low enough within a few years to make it worthwhile to take the UberAir to the airports occasionally. In the end, Uber wants to make city aviation as cheap as owning an automobile, but it will take some getting there (and a fairly big jump in automation).
You should also consider that Uber is not the only one in the cab business. Somebody could hit over to the Punch or hit it on the prices.