The Uber flying taxis project is nothing new – so much so that the company already has a partnership with Embraer in Brazil to bring this technology here in the future even a little distant. Meanwhile, the company announced more information about the project on Wednesday, 8.
The main novelty is the partnership that Uber signed with the US Space Agency, NASA, as The Verge released. The body should assist Uber in developing air traffic control systems to monitor the circulation of flying taxis planned by the company.
In addition, the list of cities in which the project (called the “Elevate”) must be tested from 2020 has gained a new name: the populous Los Angeles joins Dubai and Dallas-Fort Worth as testing areas of the new program .
Uber also unveiled a video that shows the concept behind its flying cabs: small, mass transit, low-altitude, fully autonomous, electric and capable of landing and taking off vertically. Check out the video:
Uber is not the only company with plans to put flying cars in the real world. At least 19 other names, including Boeing and Airbus, as well as startup Kitty Hawk from Google founder Larry Page also work on similar projects.