Uber & NASA to Bring Flying Taxis to Los Angeles

Audrey Wachs | The Architect's Newspaper

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Ready to zoom into the future? Uber is partnering with NASA to bring an air taxi service to Los Angeles as soon as 2020.

Uber and NASA to bring flying cars to Los Angeles. Pictured here: Flight path over Dubai, another city Uber plans to target for its flying transportation technology. (Image via TechCrunch)

The battery-powered, four-person electric helicopter would sail above L.A.’s clogged, serpentine road network, logging 60 miles with just one four-minute charge. The project, dubbed Elevate, relies on UTM, NASA’s emerging air traffic control technology.

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