The Generation 6 electric air taxi is ready to hit the market
The autonomous Wisk Aero Generation 6 electric air taxi was just unveiled by the California aviation outfit. According to Wisk, their new electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft is the first autonomous eVTOL selected as a candidate for certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to meet their safety standards..
In a recent announcement, Wisk Aero has claimed the Generation 6 air electric taxi will come equipped with a 12-propeller design and boom configuration along with enhanced propulsion systems. In addition to six fixed-lift units aft of the wings, the vehicles have tilting propulsion units in front wings that are designed to increase energy management effectiveness and enhance aircraft control.
The Wisk Aero Generation 6 air electric taxi is able to travel up to 4,000 feet in altitude and has a cruising speed of 120 knots (138 mph) with a range of 90 miles (140 kilometers) with reserves. Although an autopilot system will be primarily in charge of guide, a human supervisor will remotely keep an eye on each flight for safety.
The interior of the cabin features a car-inspired design, comfortable seating, and plenty of overhead and carry-on storage. Each passenger has a personal display that features important data such as the current course and progress of the trip. Onboard Wi-Fi is provided, along with charging ports for electronic devices.
The Wisk Aero Generation 6 electric air taxi was also designed with entry/exit points that are accessible to “individuals across the mobility spectrum” as well as user interfaces that have been specially created for those with hearing or vision impairments.
Pricing for a flying-taxi service is expected to cost $3 per passenger, each mile. Wisk Aero plans to launch an app for bookings and hopes to begin offering their air taxi service following further passenger testing.