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Uber – Now Working With NASA To Launch Flying Taxi Service By 2020

The reality of urban air transportation is closer than you think. In fact, Uber Elevate has already started exploring the barriers we’ll need to overcome to make vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) a reality and bringing uberAIR to Dallas and Los Angeles by 2020.

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Watch this video to see what an end-to-end flight in an uberAIR VTOL will look like. We’re excited to partner with some of the world’s top manufacturers, real estate developers, agencies, and cities to make this vision a reality.

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.


Doing this safely and efficiently is going to require a foundational change in airspace management technologies.With VTOL aircrafts, passengers can enjoy quicker daily commutes, while our cities experience less traffic congestion and cleaner air.