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Uber and NASA to bring about flying cars by 2020

09 November 2017

Uber’s head of product, Jeff Holden, announced at the Web Summit in Lisbon the company’s plans to bring its flying taxi service to Los Angeles.

Image courtesy of Uber Elevate

Back in 2016, Uber introduced us to its flying car taxi project, Elevate. The plan was to bring this service to Dallas – Fort Worth and Dubai. Now, Los Angeles has been added to the list. Uber Elevate has already started exploring the barriers it needs to overcome to make vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) a reality and bringing uberAIR to Dallas and Los Angeles by 2020.

Holden also revealed that Uber has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA to create a new air traffic control system which will manage the flights of these taxis. “NASA is very focused on getting [uncrewed traffic management] adoption and pressure-testing the framework and make sure it works correctly,” Holden said in an interview, as reported by The Verge. “Uber is actually trying to put this new air traffic system into production.”

Watch Uber’s newly released video demonstrating how the flying car taxi would work!


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