Aerial Ridesharing in 2021 and Beyond

TREND #3 Eighteen months ago, when Trends last explored the world of flying taxis and personal aviation vehicles, the climate for business in general and transportation, in particular, was very different. At that time two industry visionaries seemed to be leading the way: Uber Elevate and Lilium. And to the Trends Editors, the strategic realities of this emerging industry were beginning to resemble the early world of personal computers where a new technology and an innovative business model was about to create an explosive market opportunity. In that context, Uber Elevate is role reminded us of Microsoft’s role in creating the open DOS/Windows model by pulling together a broad coalition of partners to create hardware, infrastructure, and a standards framework....

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