Urban Air Mobility (UAM) specialist Volocopter has recently announced a partnership with Urban Movement Labs (UML) to explore the potential of implementing UAM solutions in the Los Angeles area. This partnership marks Volocopter’s first step in bringing its eVTOL technology to the US, including its VoloCity air taxi.
Volocopter is a German urban air mobility developer that functions as an aircraft manufacturer, an airport, and a pioneer all in one. With over 400 current employees, Volocopter operates in three separate cities and is financially backed by the likes of Daimler.
The company was founded and is currently headquartered in Bruschel, Germany. It is also home to three test and development sites focused on the progress of its VoloCity air taxi.
In addition to Bruschel, Volocopter also operates in Munich, where it focuses on the VoloDrone for heavy cargo transportation, and the development of its VoloConnect for longer electric flights.
The company’s newest office is in Singapore, alongside construction of the world’s first VoloPort prototype on site. Looking ahead, Volocopter is working on launching one of the first electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) urban air taxi services in the world in Singapore and potentially Paris.
With its latest announcement, Volocopter has made a partnership stateside with hopes to eventually bring its eVTOL technology to the US, beginning with a marketing campaign this fall.