Uber to launch NASA flying taxi software

Uber to launch NASA flying taxi software

Uber to launch NASA flying taxi software

Holden said Uber would begin testing proposed four-passenger, 200 miles per hour (322 kph) flying taxi services across Los Angeles in 2020, its second planned test market after Dallas/Fort Worth.

They anticipate that travelling by flying auto will cost app-users as much as if they were to take the trip with Uber X, the company's luxury option.

While the ride-hailing service and the US space agency may seem like an odd couple, the relationship is necessary in order to keep everything running smoothly when Uber ultimately takes to the skies. The cost of owning a auto can be incredibly burdensome depending on your circumstances, so it's good that we're thinking of ideas on how to make it easier for people to get around, and at a reasonable cost.

Uber likes to call them "unmanned aerial systems", or UAS.

For Uber though, flying taxis aren't just a buzzword to throw around, they're potentially the future of transport.

Now Uber has also made an announcement that it will launch ride-sharing flights in Los Angeles by 2020.

NASA also is teaming up with other companies to develop traffic management for these low-altitude vehicles, CNBC reported.


To develop the infrastructure, such as takeoff and landing hubs, Uber will partner with Sandstone Properties, a real-estate investment company.

During that three-day event, Uber announced it was working with a number of different aerospace companies to develop pilot crafts.

"UberAir will be performing far more flights over cities on a daily basis than has ever been done before", Holden said.

This is Uber's first partnership with a USA federal government agency.

The company has partnered with manufacturers to design and build a network of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. So, why, exactly, in this futuristic concept of what life with working VTOLs is like, did Uber shoot this scene? Uber will need to come up with an appropriate way for its flying cars to co-exist with existing helicopter, plane and drone traffic.

San Francisco: Online Cab booking app Uber has declared that it will launch its new project of flying tax service in Los Angeles by 2020 in order to deal with the city's traffic problem. Jeff Holden, Chief Product Officer, revealed what the machines will look like, how they'll work, and how much a ride will cost.

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