Porsche and Boeing partners on Premium Urban Air Mobility Market
Porsche and Boeing are joining forces to push into the nascent area of urban flights with a plan for a high-end machine capable of vertical takeoff and landing.
“Porsche is looking to enhance its scope as a sports car manufacturer by becoming a leading brand for premium mobility,” Porsche sales head Detlev von Platen said Thursday. “This could mean moving into the third dimension of travel.”
"This collaboration builds on our efforts to develop a safe and efficient new mobility ecosystem, and provides an opportunity to investigate the development of a premium urban air mobility vehicle with a leading automotive brand," said Steve Nordlund, Vice President and General Manager of Boeing NeXt, an organization that is laying the foundation for a next-generation mobility ecosystem in which autonomous and piloted vehicles can safely coexist. "Porsche and Boeing together bring precision engineering, style and innovation to accelerate urban air mobility worldwide."
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