lakeelmoleader.com
lakeelmoleader.com November 21, 2017


Nasa Contracts Uber to Develop Software for Flying Cars

09 November 2017, 01:21 | Ruben Fields

NASA is working with Uber on its flying taxi project

Uber has struck a deal with NASA to develop software for 'flying taxi' routes in the air by 2020

Uber signed a deal with NASA Wednesday to help develop traffic systems for its flying auto project which it hopes to start testing in 2020.

It's no secret that Uber has been eyeing this potential future, indicating that it may launch a low-altitude flying taxi service not dissimilar from its road-based transportation. Because if you're going to have people flying to work, you're gonna need some stoplights in the sky or something.

Unveiling an artist's impression of the sleek, futuristic electric aircraft at a technology conference in Lisbon, Portugal, the ride-hailing app announced it had struck a deal with NASA to develop new air traffic control software that could help it manage the thousands of aircraft flying over cities.

A man hails an Uber in London. Uber is also hoping to have commercial operations ready in time for the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles.

In addition, Uber is planning to test a flying taxi service of some sort in Los Angeles in a couple years, introducing an alternative to both traditional air and ground travel. "Combining Uber's software engineering expertise with Nasa's decades of airspace experience to tackle this is a crucial step forward", Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden said.

The ride-sharing company is reaching for the sky with its plans for UberAIR.

Falcons anticipate Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield for Week 10 clash
Quinn told reporters on Monday that he will prepare for the Cowboys to have their No. 1 running back come Sunday. Ezekiel Elliott's hearing with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

Uber contends its analysis estimates that an all-electric, 200 miles per hour ride across the skies of Los Angeles will be price-competitive with an uberX trip of the same distance. Now Los Angeles will also be added to the roster. And the Federal Aviation Administration must ensure that the aircraft meet safety regulations, not to mention how they'll fare alongside other aircraft.

But some experts don't think Uber is being overly ambitious.

And it seems that Uber has been making the moves to ensure it will happen.

That tight timeline means Uber and NASA want to be testing vehicles by 2020.

If it all works, the payoff would be a new supply or revenue for the company, and hopefully less stressful rush-hour commutes for consumers.

The idea of flying cars isn't new, of course, but has been very slow to catch on - much slower than past generations had imagined.



Other News

Trending Now

George Bush Sr calls Trump a 'blowhard' and voted for Clinton
When Trump stated that "I'm my own adviser", Bush concluded that he just did not understand the presidency. Neither of the former presidents voted for Trump in the election, and it was revealed that George H.W.

Bowling Green man charged with assaulting Sen. Paul
Kentucky State Police Master Trooper Jeremy Hodges said he could not release details of the assault because of security issues. Hodges said Boucher would have faced more serious charges if had he used a weapon or if Paul had been injured seriously.

HTC U11 Life is a more affordable option with two 16MP cameras
I could only have the volume set to about 70 percent maximum most of the time as audio is loud, crisp, clear, and simply stunning. The price of the smartphone is going to be €799 in Europe, with the flagship being sold in "select markets" around the world.

Carter Page met with Russian official during 2016 trip to Moscow
Sessions's participation in the gathering was detailed in court documents released Monday by special counsel Robert Mueller III. Page said one of the people he met was a "senior person", but would not confirm the person's identity.

Surprise! Apple's flagship iPhone X is the most breakable iPhone ever…
Of course, SquareTrade offers up insurance plans which are often cheaper than plans you may be able to get through your carrier. The fact that the new iPhone can take damage so easily is not a good sign when it is priced at a thousand dollars and up.

Iranians hold rallies to mark US Embassy takeover
Trump's administration has taken a tougher line with Iran, threatening to tear up an global accord on its nuclear programme. The US cut its diplomatic relations with Iran following the embassy takeover and has had no diplomatic relations since.

Fifty Shades Freed trailer: Things heat up in The Final Chapter
Now, the first full-length trailer has finally arrived, and though we didn't think it possible, we're even more intrigued. I've gotten to deal with certain things in a more grown up way. "I have a better outlook on certain parts".

Luiz feels Conte is 'punishing' him for Costa friendship
I have these players, and then I repeat I have to make the best decision for the team. Luiz was guilty of some shocking defending against AS Roma in the Champions League.

Evans suspended for hit on Saints' Lattimore
That sparked a skirmish, and Evans was flagged for unnecessary roughness when the teams were eventually separated. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers already had an uphill climb going into Week 10 without Jameis Winston under center.

Michigan State-Penn State game delayed by lightning
The tie didn't last long as Penn State scored on the following possession and benefited from poor tackling by Michigan State . McSorley hit DaeSean Hamilton on a crossing route for a 31-yard touchdown and 7-0 lead with 5:40 left in the first quarter.