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Article about Urban Air Mobility - Airbus Director Darcy Olmos

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07.01.2019

Although talking about 'urban air taxis' still sounds like science fiction, for Airbus' Urban Air Mobility, it's already a reality. According to its director for Latin America, @Darcy Olmos (Chile - 2005), at the moment they have already made 15,000 flights in Sao Paulo and Mexico City with this system. And although a helicopter is still used for this, they are fully in the stage of testing models such as CityAirbus and Vahana (electric, four and one post respectively) which would reach the region as soon as possible.

What do we talk about with air mobility? By 2030, 60% of the population will live in large cities or megacities. Today, Latin America accounts for 8% of the global population with 600 million inhabitants, and in fact, more than 80% of the population already lives in urban areas. So, with the convergence of technologies such as digital, electric propulsion, batteries, internet of things or autonomous vehicles, along with many others, make it a propitious moment to co-create a complementary mobility solution for cities. It is a job to improve life in cities. We believe that we can open new routes and improve mobility in a way that current mobility can not really do. Once we get to the vertical world, we definitely leave the roads behind, we can go anywhere, and this translates into flexibility with a system that is complementary to the current one. 

How close is this type of mobility to being in a reality?

Read more in Spanish :

https://www.portafolio.co/negocios/empresas/en-la-region-ya-hay-15-000-usuarios-de-taxi-aereo-urbano-530461

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