NASA and Uber are working together on the Urban Air Mobilty project. They will look at the first questions of air travel in urban areas.
This week, the new mobility giant – Uber – will again approach NASA teams, during a joint work on the program “Urban Air Mobility” (UAM) of the US agency . An opportunity for both, to exchange their information on their progress in the urban transport of men and goods by the areas.
Their partnership is not new today. NASA has been working with Uber since 2017, and should not rely on the leader of the VTC to draw the first lines of the arrival of the “flying car”, understand these small aircraft that will achieve deliveries and races in “flying taxis”.
A week of work together for NASA and Uber
This week’s program still puts Uber in the limelight, which will work with NASA’s NASA “Vertical Take-Off and Landing” (NASA) teams. Together, they will implement several computer simulations on future air travel in urban areas.
The tests will be used to draw a first report on the progress of each of the two teams. According to NASA in a press release, these computer simulations will provide data on “some things we already know and others we have to invent.”
The partnership between Uber and NASA places the company at $ 50 billion in value among the main players in the running to land on the market. Thanks to the American agency, Uber develops the software that will make it possible to operate the delivery drones, and the flying vehicles that will be able to “transport small groups of individuals at low altitude and for a short distance”. As a reminder, Uber and its service “Uber Air”, should schedule its first demonstration flights in 2020, next year.
For its part, the “Urban Air Mobility” program of NASA will especially be able to create a computer system to manage this air traffic, and avoid collisions and other problems between devices.
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