May 24, 2018

Uber to open Paris lab for flying taxis

Uber's plan to create flying taxis moved a step closer as the ride-hailing firm announced that it will open a laboratory in Paris to develop them. "With world-class engineers and a leading role in global aviation, France is the perfect place to advance our Uber Elevate program and new technology initiatives," Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement. Uber Elevate is an ambitious project, with the firm hoping to launch sky taxis by 2023. Previously, Uber has had a tense relationship with the French authorities. President Macron met with technology firms earlier this week at the Elysee Palace in Paris to discuss how they are dealing with issues such as data protection and fake news.

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