Watch: Uber and NASA Are Researching The Logistics of Delivery Drones

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Uber hopes to have flying taxis in Los Angeles by 2020. NASA, along with the rideshare giant, will research safety and map out a plan for future delivery drone and small passenger aircraft operations in crowded populated areas. According to NASA, the goal is “a safe and efficient system for vehicles, piloted or not, to move passengers and cargo within a city.”

Uber will share data from the development of this program (Uber Air), and NASA will look for added potential risks in crowded areas through simulations. “This is the new era in air transportation that NASA and a community of government, industry and academic partners are working together on, right now,” NASA reports. Will futuristic travel be closer than we thought?


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