A few days back we have informed you about Uber’s plans for Aerial taxi service, at second annual elevate conference six architect companies have come up with the best infrastructural designs of Uber’s air skyport. The designs are made in a best possible way to manage landings and customer pickups.
Uber revealed its plan on the second day of summit that the company aims to accommodate over 4000 passengers per hour, per skyport. The first draft comes from architect company “Corgan” who make sure that the infrastructure will be able to support 1,000 Uber eVTOLs (Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) each hour. The infrastructure looks like parts of building connected systematically and make one whole unit. It further consists of four units, First is the connection plaza or hub area that provides you a nice entrance towards your respective portals along with bridge facilities for passenger flow.
“Our vision for Connect is to address the greater needs of the community and take advantage of the un-utilized space found above highways in every major city,” Corgan stated.
The next one will be customer service area for passengers that includes restaurants, shopping center, and a service portal to guide commuters. The other blueprint was from an engineering firm “Gannett Fleming” it looks like a paw and has the capacity to conduct 600 landing, takeoffs per hour and can accommodate up to 4000 passengers per hour.
Another firm Humphreys & Partners says that it can accommodate 900 passengers, per hour, per level. The infrastructure looks more like a bee-hive and operated by a sustainable energy that will powers itself.
Pickard Chilton model supports a towering skyport that combined both horizontally and vertically to adapt city surroundings. It allows 180 takeoffs, landing and accommodates 1800 passengers per hour.
The BOKA Powell firm supports 1000 takeoffs and landings it will take less than three minutes to takeoff, the BOKA structure is suitable for wind changes.
The Beck Group blueprint supports 150 takeoffs and landings and can carry out 1,000 trips per hour. This also looks familiar to bee-hive design.
John Badalamenti, Uber’s head of design for flying taxi service, called the blueprints a “culmination of hundreds of designers and engineers that have created dozens of designs for a highly efficient and modular Skyport.” He further said “While uberAIR might feel like a far away dream, it’s closer than you think and urban infrastructure has to start to evolve now to keep up.”
These air skyport designs give you a look of future which you had only seen in sci-fiction films are now becoming our reality.
Image credits:Uber elevate conference