Uber and nasa to bring fly­ing taxis to la by 2020

The Sunday Guardian - - The Week -

SAN FRAN­CISCO: Uber has an­nounced that it will start its am­bi­tious fly­ing taxi project in Los An­ge­les by 2020 to deal with the city’s traf­fic prob­lem. When Uber’s Chief Prod­uct Of­fi­cer Jeff Holden on Wed­nes­day re­vealed the plan at the Web Sum­mit, a tech­nol­ogy con­fer­ence in Lis­bon, the com­pany also posted a 100-sec­ond-long video clip ad­ver­tis­ing the fly­ing taxi project named “El­e­vate”, re­ports Xin­hua news agency. More­over, Holden said it would ac­tu­ally be cheaper to fly with Uber than your own car. Los An­ge­les is the third city an­nounced to be work­ing with Uber on the pro­gramme af­ter Dal­las-Fort Worth and Dubai. Holden also said that Uber has signed a Space Act Agree­ment with NASA to cre­ate a brand-new air traf­fic con­trol sys­tem to man­age these low-fly­ing, pos­si­bly au­ton­o­mous air­craft.

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