Uber will begin testing the concept in 2020 in Los Angeles, as well as in Dallas and Dubai, the company said Wednesday.
They anticipate that travelling by flying vehicle will cost app-users as much as if they were to take the trip with Uber X, the company's luxury option.
And, unlike Uber's pricey helicopter service, the rides will be relatively affordable compared with other air travel options (Uber expects fares to be comparable to those of its on-the-ground ride-hailing options). At the Web Summit, a technology conference, in Lisbon this week, Uber announced that they signed a Space Act Agreement with the governmental agency to determine how unmanned aerial systems can fly at low levels safely, reports CNBC.
It will begin tests in Los Angeles in 2020, and subsequently Dallas, Fort Worth and Frisco.
In Uber's project, NASA will ensure the smooth running of the thousands of UberAir taxis that will be flying over cities, in addition to maintaining the existing air traffic control systems.
"UberAIR will be performing far more flights over cities on a daily basis than has ever been done before", Holden added. Dallas-Fort Worth wants to be the first metropolitan area in the United States to explore a flying auto pilot and Uber has already partnered with Hillwood Properties in the region.
Uber and NASA have just finalized a deal that should make "on demand aviation" a reality.
To be fair, Uber has recruited an impressive array of partners for its flying auto project. The nation's ride-sharing giant wants to begin test flights of a prototype flying auto in Los Angeles in 2020 and hopes to put it into commercial service by 2028.
NASA calls its programme Urban Air Mobility, while Uber calls the vehicles it envisions EVTOLs (or Electric Vertical TakeOff and Landing aircraft). Instead, the company has partnered with a number of other manufacturers, including Boeing-owned Aurora and Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer to piece the equipment together. In February, Bloomberg reported that two former NASA employees, Mark Moore and Tom Prevot, joined Uber to work on aircraft design and traffic management software. Chief product officer at Uber, Jeff Holden, said that "Combining Uber's software engineering expertise with NASA's decades of airspace experience to tackle this is a crucial step forward for Uber Elevate".
If Tuesday night is a precursor for the future, expect more LGBTQ people to run for office - and win handily. Vi Lyles became the first African-American woman elected mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Haitians and Salvadorans are also waiting to hear what the United States is going to do with their TPS designation. Elaine Duke said the country's TPS designation would therefore have to be terminated.
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The actor is supposedly not going to be promoting Padmavati pre-release but will be seen promoting it with Aditi Rao Hydari soon. The BJP MLA also said, "If anyone burns down the theatre which shows Padmavatiji (the fictional queen) in poor light".
Welcome to a world with 280-character tweets
However, Twitter users - or, at least, a lot of them - did not sound off with the same level of enthusiasm when the news broke. Twitter recently announced a test project allowing tweets to be expanded to 280 characters - double the existing limit.
RBA bets safe, leaves rates on hold
While inflation has lifted a little over recent months, Dr Lowe said this was due to two areas - tobacco and electricity. The bank had reduced the rate by 25-basis points each in August and May a year ago .