Have you ever imagined a flying car that could make travel easier, reduce pollution and traffic on roads? For all these purposes Uber Aircraft or Uber Aircraft Taxi is here as a great air transportation innovation. This technology smartly avoids the hassle of the urban settlement by simply flying over your houses and reduces noise pollution. Although there are many modes of road transportation still available like cars, bikes, and other public transport. Though people also walk to their destination with the recent surge in demand for land with every passing day, the traffic congestion is posing as a nightmare for commuters as well as freight transportation. A recently revealed patent from Uber discusses this new technology known as Uber Aircraft or Uber Aircraft Taxi aiming to solve the current problem.
The current technology for air transportation that may include quadcopter drones produces noise pollution. That is the main reason why Uber has chosen planes instead of helicopters or quadcopter drones. Uber Aircraft makes inter-city air travel far more convenient and comfortable as helicopters and drones produce a low pitched noise that is very annoying.
Uber Aircraft Taxi will operate from mini airports or vertiports that are made on the top of buildings with fast battery charging. The transport network planning system, upon receiving a request to route the aircraft from its first location to a second location, will access the geographical region corresponding to the route to completely recognize the noise profile. Furthermore, the transport planning system will determine the perfect route for the aircraft including the time to leave the first hub, which hub to fly to after departure, waypoints along the route, the total charging time to complete the trip, identity of the individuals traveling. After this, the cost of the trip will be ascertained and notified to the individuals.
Uber Aircraft are electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) planes include a plurality of stacked propellers and a plurality of stacked propellers. Further, the plurality of stacked propellers is responsible for providing vertical ascent to the VTOL plane. Whereas the plurality of cruise propellers is responsible for generating a forward thrust necessary for the forward motion. The electric VTOL planes are quieter than aircraft using other power sources (such as petroleum fuel) which further increases their viability for use in built-up areas where noise is a concern.
Cruising at speeds of 150 to 200 miles an hour at an altitude of 1000 to 2000 feet, the Uber Aircraft Taxi travels 60 miles on a single charge at the vertiport (or a Skyport). With the need for future transport to be diverse, the Uber Aircraft may prove to be a breakthrough in air travel!
Publication Number: US20190340937A1
Patent Title: Dynamic aircraft routing
Publication date: 2019-11-07
Filing date: 2018-10-24
Inventors: Ian Villa
Assignee: Uber Technologies Inc