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The First FAA Certified Autonomous Air Taxi

The First FAA Certified Autonomous Air Taxi

 

The first four-passenger eVTOL air taxi in the world

The first self-flying, all-electric, four-passenger eVTOL air taxi in the world was unveiled by the California-based Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company Wisk Aero. Generation 6 is Wisk's go-to-market aircraft and the first autonomous eVTOL to be a candidate for type approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

 

One of the safest passenger transport systems in commercial aviation

The most sophisticated air taxi in the world, Generation 6 combines one of the safest passenger transport systems in commercial aviation with industry-leading autonomous technology and software, human oversight of every trip, and a generally streamlined design. In other words: this is the future of air travel, and it's happening now. 

 

 

Perfect for short trips between cities

Wisk Aero's all-electric Gen6 aircraft will have a per-charge range of 90 miles - making it perfect for short trips between cities. But that's not all - the company has also announced that their eVTOL will be able to take off and land vertically, making it perfect for use in densely populated areas. And perhaps most importantly, the Gen6 is designed to be fully autonomous - meaning that it doesn't need a pilot on board to operate. 

 

Candidate for type approval by the FAA

While other companies are working on similar technologies, Wisk Aero is the first to be a candidate for type approval by the FAA. This is a significant milestone not just for the company but for the entire industry - and it paves the way for widespread adoption of autonomous air travel in the years to come. 

 

Conclusion

The future of air travel is here - and it's electric, autonomous, and vertical. Wisk Aero's 6th generation eVTOL is leading the way towards a more sustainable, efficient, and accessible form of transportation, and we can't wait to see where it takes us next.


Author: Christian Kromme

First Appeared On: Disruptive Inspiration Daily

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