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Uber plans flying cars for 2020

Uber plans flying cars for 2020
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Christian Boas

US limousine broker Uber signed a contract with NASA last Wednesday to support the development of traffic systems for its “Flying Car” project to be tested by 2020. About CPO Jeff Holden presented the project at the Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon, which ended on Thursday.

 

“UberAir will carry far more flights daily than ever before. Doing this safely and efficiently requires a fundamental change in airspace management technologies, “said Uber CPO Jeff Holden, in an interview on Wednesday.

“The combination of Uber’s software engineering expertise with NASA’s decade-long airspace experience to tackle this problem is a critical step for Uber Elevate,” the company said.

Earlier this year, Uber said it was working with the authorities in Dallas / Fort Worth and Dubai to bring its flying taxis to these cities. Uber also signed partnerships with aircraft manufacturers and real estate companies to find out where the launch and landing sites for the flying cars might be.

Uber said Wednesday that they also plan to test the project in Los Angeles in 2020 along with the previously announced cities. The company expects the price of a trip to be competitive with the same trip. The plans are to launch the flying taxi service before the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

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