From Wheels to Wings: Our Flying Car Future
This program is generously underwritten by the ClimateWorks Foundation.
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’ electric flying car and Uber’s helicopter taxi. Tesla is also hinting at a flying Roadster using rocket technology.
Is taking cars off the road and putting them in the sky a realistic solution 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.
The Commonwealth Club
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
Founder and CEO, Joby Aviation
Chairman, Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
Attorney, Akin Gump
Former CEO, Voom (an Airbus company)
Co-Host, "The Flying Car Show"
Founder and Host, Climate One