13 Nov '17, 3pm

Uber, now working with NASA, is still promising us flying cars

Uber, now working with NASA, is still promising us flying cars

We love grand visions at TreeHugger, we are happy utopians at heart. But when Uber first announced its proposal for flying cars a year ago , I was skeptical. Here was a company that's not usually known for following the rules and for playing nicely with the authorities, and suddenly it's going to be flying cars over our heads? But there is at least one authority talking to Uber- NASA, which has been working on aircraft management systems, which will obviously be needed if there are all kinds of little UberAIRcraft buzzing around. According to Uber's head of product Jeff Holden, quoted in Dezeen, This Space Act Agreement paves the way forward for Uber to collaborate with NASA on the development of next-generation airspace management technology, UberAIR will be performing far more flights over cities on a daily basis than has ever been done before," Holden added. "Doing this...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/aviation/uber-now-working-nasa...

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