Hyundai has been working with Uber on its efforts to take ride-sharing to the skies since it was announced at CES 2020. Its Urban Air Mobility Division has now joined the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) as the ninth Associate Member Full in the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) category. The association serves to foster the general welfare, safety, and interests of the general aviation industry. Its activities help launch the urban air mobility industry and support the establishment of a regulatory framework for eVTOL aircraft. Having a major automotive manufacturer as Hyundai join the organization is a significant step in the idea of flying taxis gaining credibility.
“We welcome Hyundai Motor Group’s Urban Air Mobility Division to GAMA. It is exciting to see automotive manufacturers enter the advanced air mobility sector of the aviation industry. The innovative technologies that are coming out of this rapidly growing sector are propelling general and business aviation into the future.”
– Pete Bunce, GAMA President and CEO