Mobility specialist TMAP joins Joby’s South Korea air taxi group
Joby, leading developer of electric craft for future air taxis and other urban air mobility (UAM) services, has enlarged its partnerships in South Korea to prepare for the launch of operations in coming years.
Santa Cruz, California-based Joby announced it is teaming up with TMAP, South Korea’s largest multi-modal mobility platform and provider of localization and direction services. Its co-ownership with Uber of the UT ride hailing app gives TMAP a foothold in the ordering of transport options, as well as its mapping offer. Both will be used to support Joby’s future UAM operations in South Korea – including, but not limited to air taxis – and their interfacing with other modes of conveyance.
Joby has been a partner with Uber since 2019. Their underlying logic of facilitating seamless organization of next/generation UAM travel along with ground options will be advanced by the inclusion of TMAP into their planning, as well as one once air taxi services…