Hyundai Motor Group and Uber have set up a partnership to promote the urban aviation mobility (UAM) business based on personal aviation vehicles (PAVs). Hyundai Motor is looking to lead future mobility innovation in cooperation with Uber.
Chung Eui-sun, senior vice chairman of Hyundai Motor Group and Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber signed an agreement on promoting the urban aviation mobility (UAM) business at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, the United States on Jan. 7 (local time).
Hyundai Motor became the first global automaker to forge a strategic partnership on UAM with Uber.
The partnership will allow Hyundai to develop PAVs and Uber to provide urban air mobility services to its customers through an aviation mobility sharing network. The two companies also agreed to cooperate in the development of a PAV airfield (skyport) concept.
In addition, Hyundai took the wraps off a mockup of its PAV concept “S-A1” announced at CES on Jan. 6. This concept was completed in cooperation with Uber. Loaded with an electric propulsion vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) function, the S-A1 can take off without a runway. The S-A1 is equipped with eight propellers and can fly up to 100 kilometers.