Uber, NASA sign Space Act Agreement for flying taxi service

Uber is now working with NASA on its flying taxi service, with the two signing a Space Act Agreement.

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Published Tue, May 8 2018 9:28 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:51 AM CST

We already know that Uber is working on a flying taxi service, but the ridesharing giant has just teamed with NASA to sign the Space Act Agreement that will see them making a traffic control system for flying vehicles.

Uber, NASA sign Space Act Agreement for flying taxi service | TweakTown.com

Uber and NASA were already working together, but these new plans will see NASA will take Uber's plans to dominate the skies, and then test them in Texas airspace. Uber will provide NASA with everything they need, with the US space agency simulating issues like air traffic and collisions with routes flying over the skies of Dallas to Fort Worth, and LA.

Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator for NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate explains: "NASA is excited to be partnering with Uber and others in the community to identify the key challenges facing the UAM market, and explore necessary research, development and testing requirements to address those challenges. Urban air mobility could revolutionize the way people and cargo move in our cities and fundamentally change our lifestyle much like smartphones have".

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