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M4 partners with Uber to advance eVTOL Design – Aviation Week & Space Technology

  BY GRAHAM WARWICK /  AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY How do you create a new form of aviation? By collaborating, Uber contends. To realize its Elevate vision of urban air transport, the ride-hailing giant has assembled a phalanx of partners across the entire ecosystem from vehicles to vertiports. Uber is also investing in internal teams to tackle what it sees as key gaps in industry’s ability to build ride-sharing networks of electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing ...


M4 helping Uber change the way the world moves – Vertical Magazine

BY VERTICAL MAGAZINE / STAFF WRITER Uber kicks off its second Elevate Summit by officially sharing the design specifications for its electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles (eVTOL) common reference model. Uber’s eVTOL common reference models (eCRM) represent a new class of aircraft, that utilize distributed electric propulsion, which was spearheaded by 30-year NASA veteran, and now Uber’s director of aviation engineering, Mark Moore. Uber’s eCRMs are designed for safe transition between vertical and ...


M4 “Incubates” Energy Spinoff Company, Exergy Controls – Orange County Register

BY PAT MAIO / STAFF WRITER Brian Rotty, an engineering manager with Long Beach-based Exergy Controls, had just arrived home from his job and was sitting down to eat dinner with his wife one early evening in December 2012. He was interrupted by a telephone call from a facilities manager at Cal State Fullerton who wanted Rotty to turn on all of the campus’ 500 outdoor lighting fixtures to full brightness – quickly. Some ...


M4 Engineering Partner with Air Force at Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion

By David Hodges for the Tallahassee Democrat FSU wind tunnel marks new era Aerospace engineering research in Tallahassee entered the supersonic range Monday ...


Los Angeles Times: Through grants, small tech firms put government tax dollars to work

By Cyndia Zwahlen for the Los Angeles Times May 2, 2011 M4 Engineering Inc., a small company in Long Beach, has figured out how to use tax dollars to prosper. Not its tax dollars. The company — which provides structural analysis, consulting and software development for aerospace firms — has leveraged a string of federal research grants into products and services it sells to clients. It has even spun off a small company, Modular ...