Uber and NASA to Launch Flying Taxi Service
Speaking at the Web Summit in Lisbon yesterday, Uber's head of product Jeff Holden announced that the taxi app had signed a contract with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to develop low-flying aircrafts for urban environments.
The partnership, signed under NASA's Space Act Agreement, will enable Uber to develop an on-demand, app-based flying taxi service – named UberAIR.
It will begin tests in Los Angeles in 2020, and subsequently Dallas, Fort Worth and (San Francisco).
Uber and Nasa's will see the company launch an on-demand, app-based flying taxi service by 2020