To reimagine how products and people move around the world, Boeing is pursuing technology development in emerging fields, including artificial intelligence and hybrid and fully electric propulsion, that will help ensure safe, efficient flight. These enablers will come together with digital systems to make the introduction and integration of autonomous and piloted air vehicles a reality.
To advance next-generation airspace management and evolve the transportation ecosystem, Boeing is standing up a new organization, Boeing NeXt. It will leverage Boeing’s research and development activities and investments in areas such as autonomous flight and advanced propulsion. The organization will also focus on modeling smart cities and exploring new market and partnership opportunities to solve for the transportation challenges of the future.
The Boeing NeXt portfolio will include the recently unveiled passenger-carrying hypersonic concept, as well as electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles that will provide on-demand cargo transport and urban air travel in the future mobility ecosystem.