Vertical’s South Korea AAM partner to link air taxis in mobility app
Advanced air mobility (AAM) company Vertical Aerospace has established a multi-faceted partnership with the self-described “super app provider” mobility unit of South Korea’s internet giant, Kakao Corporation, including pre-orders of up to 50 of the UK startup’s VX4 air taxis.
London-based Vertical said the accord links it with South Korea’s Kakao Mobility, which has attracted 30 million regular users to its app providing 20 different transportation services, among which are on-demand taxi hailing, e-bike use, designated driver services, parking, and short-range logistics. The partnership also includes Kakao Mobility’s pre-order of up to 50 of Vertical’s VX4 AAM aircraft, which will allow air taxi flights to be added the app’s other locomotive options.
The Vertical-Kakao Mobility AAM link-up not only represents further proof of South Korea moving fast to prepare for nearing air taxi services. It also is another example of…