Nov 8, 2017

Uber to work with Nasa on flying cars

Uber has struck a deal with the US National Aeronautical and Space Administration as part of its plans to roll out flying cars in cities around the world. It would work with the space agency to develop software for managing flying taxi routes, Uber's chief product officer Jeff Holden announced at the Web Summit in Lisbon. Uber has been involved with regulatory tussles around the globe over its app-based taxi service, and is hoping to avoid similar rows over its air plans. Uber wants to see widespread use of electric, on-demand air taxis - part-drone, part fixed-wing aircraft - which could be ordered via a smartphone app in the same way as its road-based taxis. Uber does not plan to build aircraft, but rather the software that would manage the network.

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