14 May '18, 8am

#NASA, #Uber to explore safety, efficiency of future urban airspace

#NASA, #Uber to explore safety, efficiency of future urban airspace

NASA has signed a second space act agreement with Uber Technologies, Inc. (earlier post ), further to explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM) to ensure a safe and efficient system for future air transportation in populated areas. NASA defines UAM as a safe and efficient system for air passenger and cargo transportation within an urban area, inclusive of small package delivery and other urban Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) services, which supports a mix of onboard/ground-piloted and increasingly autonomous operations. Artist’s conception of an on-demand air-mobility future in which different aircraft—vertical takeoff, traditional takeoff, crewed, uncrewed—safely perform a variety of daily missions in rural to urban environments. Credits: NASA/Advanced Concepts Laboratory Under this agreement, Uber will share its plans for implementing an urban a...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/05/20180514-nasa.html

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