UrbanV, an advanced air mobility (AAM) company, has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its cloud provider, receiving support to build electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle transport networks, which the company said will enable a revolution in sustainable urban transport.
UrbanV says it is working in partnership with AWS Professional Services (ProServ) to develop and operate its own networks of vertiports, which will be used by eVTOLs to transport passengers within city centres.
UrbanV says it has set itself the ambitious goal of launching its first eVTOL service from Rome Fiumicino Airport to central Rome by the end of 2024, ready to transport visitors arriving in the city to attend the Jubilee in 2025. From 2026 onwards, Rome’s network will expand to 10 vertiports, allowing for fast, traffic-free travel between popular transit hubs and tourist destinations.
In parallel, UrbanV says it will open vertiport networks in Venice, Bologna and on the French Riviera, providing travellers with faster and more sustainable alternatives to busy city streets and traditional means of transport. Over the next five years, the company plans to invest several hundred million Euros in the expansion of its model on a European and global scale.
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