Uber has inked a partnership with NASA over its flying taxi plans and says now it’s aiming to get demo flights up and running in Los Angeles by 2020.
Specifically it’s signed an agreement to work with the federal government agency over the development of unmanned traffic management at a low altitude. Which makes a change from being investigated by federal agencies.
As CNBC notes, NASA is already working with several other companies to develop traffic management for low altitude vehicles, including for drones.
“UberAir will be performing far more flights on a daily basis than it has ever been done before. Doing this safely and efficiently is going to require a foundational change in airspace management technologies,” said Uber chief product officer Jeff Holden in a statement.