Los Angeles could have flying taxies as early as 2020.
Uber and NASA have partnered up to bring you flying taxi’s it’s aiming to get demo flights running by 2020. An agreement has been signed to work with the federal government to develop low flying, unmanned aircraft. the low altitude would leave behind the necessity to be investigated by federal agencies.
“UberAir will be performing far more flights on a daily basis than it has ever been done before. Doing this safely and efficiently is going to require a foundational change in airspace management technologies,” said Uber chief product officer Jeff Holden in a statement. “Combining Uber’s software engineering expertise with NASA’s decades of airspace experience to tackle this is a crucial step forward for Uber Elevate.” (source cited below)
Los Angeles is the second test city behind Dallas and has a goal to be fully operational by the 2028 Olympics. Roof-top take-off and landing terminals are in development.
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