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NASA and Uber come together to build flying taxi air control software

BGR India Wednesday, 8 November 2017 ()
Prepare for flying taxis. NASA just struck a deal with cab hailing service provider Uber, to develop software for managing “flying taxi” routes in the air. As per a Reuters report, Uber says that it was the first formal services contract by NASA covering low-altitude airspace rather than outer space. NASA has used such contracts to develop rockets since the late 1950s. Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden also confirmed to the publication that Uber would begin testing four-passenger, 200-miles-per-hour (322-km-per-hour) flying taxi services across Los Angeles in 2020, its second test market after Dallas/Fort Worth. “There is a reality that Uber has grown up a lot as a company,” Holden said in an interview ahead of his speech. “We are now a major company on the world stage
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Flying taxis are about to become a real thing after NASA and Uber inked a deal together. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).

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