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Uber Partners With NASA to Bring Flying Cars to L.A. by 2020

Uber Partners With NASA to Bring Flying Cars to L.A. by 2020
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By    |   Wednesday, 08 November 2017 04:27 PM

Uber has partnered with NASA and plans to launch its flying car service in Los Angeles in 2020, CEO Jeff Holden said Tuesday, according to a report in Forbes.

"We are bringing uberAIR to Los Angeles in no small part because Mayor [Eric] Garcetti has embraced technology and innovation, making L.A. a hub for the future," Holden said in a press release. "In this case, technology will allow L.A. residents to literally fly over the city's historically bad traffic, giving them time back to use in far more productive ways, whether more leisure time with friends and family or more time to work."

L.A. is the third site selected by Uber, with Dubai and Dallas the first two. UberAIR will deploy small, electric aircraft that takes off and land vertically. The flying taxis will be emissions-free and take off and land on the tops of buildings.

The fare cost will be equivalent to an UberX ride, and the company said it predicts an UberAIR ride from Los Angeles Airport to Staples Center to take less than 30 minutes compared to an hour-and-a-half ride in an UberX.

Uber will work with NASA to make sure the vehicles are safe to fly at a low altitude.

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Uber plans to launch its flying car service in Los Angeles in 2020, partnering with NASA to ensure safety of low-altitude flying, CEO Jeff Holden said Tuesday, according to a Forbes report.
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