Uber will talk about flying taxis, autonomous aerial transport and everything in between, in an industry event designed to bring together stakeholders on the subject in one place.
Darrell Etherington | TechCrunch
This is the second year in a row that Uber has hosted its ‘Elevate Summit,’ and this year it’s in LA. The event will feature a ton of speakers working on making aerial personal urban transit a thing, including a whole host of folks (there seem to be a lot more focused on the subject internally than I remember).
So far, the entire program consists of Uber internal folks, including ex-NASA engineer Mark Moore and its related policy lead Justin Erlich. Plus, there’s a fireside chat with Dara Khosrowshahi, so we’ll hear about Uber’s perspective on urban short-hop flight from the top all the way down.
Uber’s probably also going to have a host of academics and external aircraft experts on hand, and the subject is gaining steam industry-wide, so it could end up being one of the more interesting agendas of the year in terms of tech conferences.
The summit is May 8-9 in L.A.