Joby Aviation, a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, has confirmed that TMAP, South Korea’s largest mobility platform, will join Joby’s partnership with SK Telecom to bring aerial ridesharing services to Korea.
“As Korea’s largest mobility platform, TMAP holds an unprecedented amount of transportation and mapping data gathered over the last 20 years” says the press release which continues, “This data will inform the partners’ design of optimal air taxi routes, infrastructure networks, and an overall mobility service that suits the preferences of Korean consumers”. The press release then adds “TMAP also jointly owns on-demand ride-hailing app UT along with Uber, a partner to Joby since 2019, which will enable multi-modal journeys that integrate both ground and air travel”.
“With a maximum range of 150 miles (241 km), a top speed of 200 mph (321 km/h), and a low noise profile that will allow it to access urban areas” the press release reports, “Joby’s piloted electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft is designed to make convenient, emissions-free air travel an everyday reality.”
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