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UniversityUniversity of Illinois At Urbana Champaign
Lead DesignersSiyu Ai
Project LocationChampaign
Prize(s)Emerging Product Designer of the Year
Entry Description

Elevate-X is a short-distance VTOL(vertical take-off and landing) system that combines a drone structure with a passenger pod. The tilt fan and pod system is fully powered by electricity.Elavate-X can travel to the destination independently of any specific routine to avoid delays and use three-dimensional airspace to alleviate traffic congestion.


Siyu Ai is a multi-disciplinary designer who graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with an MFA degree in Industrial Design. He loves everything that is related to art and technology.