Blade Runner, Star Wars, and “The Jetsons” envisioned futuristic worlds of flying cars and mile-high commutes. Now, dozens of companies are moving forward with airborne vehicles, including Airbus’s electric flying car, Uber’s helicopter taxi, and Tesla’s hint at a flying Roadster using rocket technology.
Is taking cars off the road and putting them in the sky a realistic solution to congestion, or just a techno-fantasy? What are the human, technological and regulatory barriers to this high-flying future? Are drones the first step in advancing battery and jet technologies that could reduce the growing carbon impact of aviation?
Join us for a conversation with Joby Aviation founder and CEO JoeBen Bevirt, Akin Gump attorney Jennifer Richter, former Voom CEO Uma Subramanian, and “The Flying Car Radio Show” co-host Charlie Vogelheim on the future of personal flight in a changing climate.
This program is generously underwritten by the ClimateWorks Foundation.