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Uber will be working with Bell as a collaborator to accelerate the eventual large-scale deployment of electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (VTOLs) in order to fulfill its mission of providing a safe, reliable transportation service to everyone, everywhere.

VTOL Network
Uber plans to operate a network through which electric VTOL vehicles in numerous cities worldwide will provide transportation and delivery logistics services.

Urban Operations
Bell plans to develop technologies that will lead to aircraft that satisfy short distance urban operations. Bell’s initial propulsion technology focus is expected to be hybrid electric with an eventual goal of fully electric.

Advanced Software
Uber will participate in the development of airspace control software and hardware for the management of Pilot VTOLs on the Elevate Network, and provide interface connectivity with airspace controllers/regulators.

Uber Elevate Summit 2018

May 8-9,2018 | Los Angeles, California


The Bell Air Taxi makes its next stop at Uber Elevate Summit 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. Here, our team will showcase our passenger cabin design and virtual reality experience, giving industry influencers and transportation visionaries a glimpse into the future of flight. Attend scheduled panels to hear how Bell executives, innovators and pilots go above and beyond flight to develop a new era of on-demand mobility. #Elevate18

10:50 AM
Speaker: Michael Thacker, Bell
Keynote: "Bell: A New Era of Flight"
2:00 PM
Panel: Design Experts
Lessons Learned the "Hard"ware-way
Scott Drennan, Director – Innovation
2:25 PM
Panel: Speaker Series
A Simplified Cockpit Experience
Jeff Greenwood – Chief Pilot

Featured Bell Speakers

Michael Thacker

Michael Thacker

EVP, Technology and Innovation

Michael is responsible for leading Bell's core engineering team and providing strategic direction for designing, developing and integrating technologies for use in Bell's current and next generation products.

Scott Drennan

Scott Drennan

Director, Innovation

Scott carries on Bell’s tradition of innovation as a leader in the innovation community. The new team’s mission is to depart from past practices and principles and innovate technologies in order to change how we fly.


Uber Elevate Website
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Uber Elevate Summit
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Uber Elevate Whitepaper
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