SK Telecom and Joby Aviation in the U.S. have decided to work together to introduce emissions-free aerial ridesharing services to cities and communities across South Korea, they announced on February 7.
Joby Aviation is a California-based company developing an all-electric, five-seat aircraft that can take off and land vertically (eVTOL).
CEO Ryu Young-sang of SKT and Joby’s founder and CEO JoeBen Bevirt signed a strategic collaboration agreement at Joby’s manufacturing facility in Marina, California.
The agreement will see the two companies work closely on introducing this revolutionary form of transportation in support of the South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport’s “K-UAM” (Korean Urban Air Mobility) Roadmap, first announced in 2020.
“By joining forces with Joby, a global leader in this field, we expect to accelerate our journey towards the era of Urban Air Mobility and lead the way on introducing this exciting new technology,” said CEO Ryu of SKT.