The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft manufacturer Joby’s inhouse operating system software. The company says the software is designed to enable speedy on-demand air taxi operations. The ‘ElevateOS’ software includes pilot tools, operations and schedule management software, a mobile-first rider app, and an intelligent matching engine. The matching engine is similar to other ride-hailing apps to match riders with drivers. For example, Uber’s matching engine software looks beyond just proximity, but rather it considers factors such as traffic, overpasses, rivers, and other geographical factors. Joby said its matching engine will enable

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