At CES 2019, TechRepublic Senior Author Teena Maddox spoke with Garmin’s Didier Papadopoulos about Garmin’s partnership with Bell within the improvement of the Nexus hybrid electrical air taxi. The next is an edited transcript of the interview.
Didier Papadopoulos: The Garmin aviation phase covers varied lessons of aviation. We obtained all the best way from the experimental non-certified LSAs, in order that’s actually the sunshine sport hobbyist who prefer to fly smaller airplanes going as much as the final aviation and enterprise aviation markets. After which additionally now moving into a number of the air transport aspect.
We cowl each the mounted wing and the helicopter markets, and that is kinda type of what obtained us with Bell on the Nexus venture into another future initiatives.
We do consider that air taxi has an enormous position within the good cities of the longer term, in addition to, , a number of the different cities and different modes of transportation. As cities get extra congested and busy and the tempo of improvement and communication can be going sooner and sooner, we do consider that taking that third dimension, which goes into house, goes to be essential and initiatives just like the Nexus and a number of the different ones we’re engaged on are anticipated to assist with these conditions.
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