Bell and His Brave Vision to Launch
The Nexus Hybrid Flying via Uber
The prospects of the future and societies are knocking on our door every day and pushing our borders forward. One such industry is undoubtedly traveling, whether traveling by car or taxi, daily traffic and standing in endless columns could be a thing of the past thanks to Bell Nexus. It is a new form of transport.
The Bell Nexus "air taxi” set to be launched in conjunction with the taxi company Uber. The Helicopter uses a hybrid-electric propulsion aircraft system with six tilting ducted fans for taking off and vertical landing from a launchpad or rooftop.
Uber is set to include the new aerial taxi service shortly, propelling the Fort Worth, Texas-based Bell into the future. After a rebranding last year, Bell has The Bell Nexus morphed into a technology company after long years as a military and civilian helicopter company. There are plans to make electric VTOL (eVTOL) aircraft, and the Bell Nexus is the first foray into an unknown, futuristic market.
The Nexus can seat up to five passengers and has a gross weight capacity of 272 kilograms. Bell decided on a hybrid-electric propulsion system, instead of an all-electric mode, and that increases the range and loading capacity. There are at least 19 companies developing flying-cars, including Boeing, Airbus and Kitty Hawk, owned by Google founder Larry Page. However, the Bell Nexus has the edge, and with its strategic partnership with Uber, you can expect flying taxis around mid-2020.
We will see if the vision is fulfilled and whether we will be able to try this new service this year. We have something to look forward to.