Published: Sun, May 13, 2018
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The ride-sharing service is planning flying pick-ups by 2023

The ride-sharing service is planning flying pick-ups by 2023

According to Uber, the service would expand route options and the development of landing and takeoff pads would be cost-effective than building roads and bridges.

"We are seeking cities where national and local policymakers are committed to enabling the adoption of new transportation technologies", the statement said.

Pipistrel revealed its newest eVTOL concept and design at the Uber Elevate Summit in Los Angeles this week. At Uber's second annual Elevate Summit in California this week, the company unveiled the concept for how riders might get around by air. The troubled ride-hailing giant has been pushing the wild goal of testing an electric air-taxi program in at least two American cities in 2020, with regular service starting in 2023.

Everything is shown through the company the prototypes are very similar to known to the entire civilized world of unmanned drones, they can fly with the aid of some propellers located on the wings.

CNBC reported that Uber passengers will initially pay the same as an Uber Black over the same distance, but once the service has enough passengers, the cost will decrease to Uber X rates for the same trip. A new version of that agreement, also announced this week, will see Uber sharing its flying taxi plans and data with NASA.

Its the first agreement with NASA specifically focused on modeling and simulating UAM operations.

Private companies were not the only ones ruling the circuit as Uber will team up with U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Army Research Lab.

Last year, Uber chief product officer Jeff Holden was quoted as saying the company was also working with real estate companies in Dubai to build landing pads for the flying cars. What kind of changes may take place between March and the relaunch date is unclear, however the CEO said the return would "be in as safe of a way as possible".

NASA's priorities are safety and smooth, quiet integration into the current national air traffic control system.

More recently, under 'Project Maven, ' artificial intelligence technology developed by Google is being used by the military to identify targets in drone footage.

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