California-based Wisk Aero has revealed that its sixth-generation eVTOL aircraft — the model that the company plans to get type certified with U.S. aviation authorities — will have four seats.
Wisk Featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes
Wisk CEO, Gary Gysin, sits down with Anderson Cooper for a special CBS 60 Minutes exclusive on the future of mobility. Watch Gary and Anderson as they talk about the future of mobility and Gary shares some exclusive details about our 6th Generation.
How Will Self-Flying Aircraft Make Ethical Choices?
Emerging air taxi developers are eventually planning to fly their fleets autonomously—without a pilot on board to guide decision making. Wisk’s piloting system will be based on “a foundational, deterministic, rule-based approach to flight—akin to a Boeing 737 that’s on autopilot for most of the flight. It’s largely the same process and approach as developing and certifying an autopilot system.”
Air taxi CEO: fully-autonomous plane market could reach $4 trillion by 2035
Source: Yahoo News
Whether it’s commuting by car, cab, or public transportation, the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life can make traveling throughout a city time-consuming and costly. However, advanced air mobility (AAM) company Wisk Aero may have just the solution — a fully-autonomous, electric flying taxi.
Boeing Adds $450 Million to Air-Taxi Effort
Source: Wall Street Journal
Boeing Co. said it is investing a further $450 million in its air-taxi joint venture with Google co-founder Larry Page, developing small, pilotless aircraft for short passenger hops in and around cities.
Boeing invests $450 million in flying taxi developer Wisk
Boeing is investing a further $450 million in Wisk Aero to support development of future pilotless flying taxis, the U.S. aerospace giant said on Monday.
Urban Air Mobility: Targeting Autonomous Flight Operations from the Beginning
Source: Roland Berger
Autonomy is the key to unlocking scale in Urban Air Mobility. We recently sat down to talk with the global management consultancy of European heritage, Roland Berger, to talk about our self-flying first approach, investor appeal, and the future of Urban Air Mobility.
Air Taxi Companies Ramp Up Infrastructure Plans as Aircraft Certification Looms
Source: Aviation Today
UAM/AAM infrastructure has become an increasing focus for the industry. We shared our views on this topic with Aviation Today – learn more about how we’re approaching infrastructure in this latest article.
Future Thoughts: On the Dawn of Autonomous Flight
As part of their Future Thoughts series, our CEO, Gary Gysin, sat down with the Airspeeder team to talk about advanced air mobility and the future of autonomous flight.
Self-Flying Air Taxi Is the Future of Urban Commute, Says Wisk Aero CEO
Earlier this month, Observer interviewed Wisk’s CEO Gary Gysin, where he discussed the potential of urban eVTOLs and the roles of corporate backers, regulators, as well as competitors, in making air taxis a reality.
What Is a Flying Car? Inside Silicon Valley’s 10-year quest to make soaring above a crowded city street as easy as calling an Uber.
Source: New York Times
Wisk Aero, a company that spun out of Kitty Hawk in 2019 with backing from Mr. Page and Boeing, is already testing a two-seat vehicle, and it is building a larger autonomous air taxi that may have more seats. Many believe this is how flying cars will ultimately operate: as a taxi, without a pilot. In the long run, they argue, finding and paying pilots would be far too expensive.
NBAA’s New AAM Roundtable Will Advocate for Interests of On-Demand Air Mobility Sector
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has formed a new Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Roundtable, a forum for high-level policy planning with sector leaders, to chart a course for the integration of AAM technologies into the nation’s airspace and infrastructure.
Electric self-flying taxi on display, as Christchurch shows off future of air travel
The city of Christchurch has further cemented itself as an international hub of aerospace innovation, with a weekend event highlighting how the future of flying could be emission-free. California-based startup Wisk had its all-electric, self-flying air taxi on public display for the first time – a plane designed to be so accessible, people could use it to fly every day.
Wisk’s self-flying electric air taxi on display in Christchurch for first time
Source: New Zealand Herald
Wisk’s self-flying, all-electric air taxi will be on display for the first time during Christchurch City Council’s Take Charge Christchurch in New Zealand.
Boeing subsidiary Insitu to join Wisk’s autonomous air taxi passenger trials in New Zealand
Source: eVTOL News
Wisk continues to progress toward passenger trials of its autonomous air taxi service in New Zealand, working in partnership with the nation’s broader Airspace Integration Trial Programme (AITP).
Wisk’s self-flying air taxis are Boeing’s ‘singular play’ for urban air mobility
Source: eVTOL News
The joint venture Wisk is Boeing’s “singular, go-to-market approach” to the emerging urban air mobility (UAM) sector, and Wisk remains committed to launching with self-flying rather than piloted air taxis, company leaders told eVTOL.com.
NASA, Wisk partnership accelerates UAM capabilities
Source: Composites World
It was reported on Nov. 16 that Wisk (Mountain View, Calif., U.S.) an urban air mobility (UAM) company, is teaming with NASA in the first partnership between the two organizations to focus on the safe integration of autonomous aircraft systems into UAM applications at a national level.
Wisk’s Chief Marketing Officer talks about company’s self-flying air taxi Cora
Source: eVTOL Insights
The latest episode in our series of podcasts about the Urban Air Mobility market is now live, and this week’s guest is Wisk’s Chief Marketing Officer Becky Tanner.