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The NASA has already worked on developing such technology and helping to make "urban aerial mobility" (UAM) a reality, said NASA staff. Then in 2015, NASA launched its UAS Traffic Management (UTM) program to address smaller, lower-flying UAVs. "Our mission is to provide the UAM Fellowship with the opportunity to work toward the shared objective of operating safely, efficiently and quietly," said Rich Wahls, NASA's strategy engineering consultant for the Advanced Air Vehicles Program for ARMD, in a declaration.
"It is our mission to uniquely lead collaborations that harness the expertise, technology and vision of everyone who comes to the table," Wahls added. About said that it hoped to fly its air taxi - essentially small aircraft with winged thrusters that will take off and landing vertical on the rooftops of building - by 2020.
Ueber Elevate also has other NASA links. Early this year, Uber recruited long-time NASA engineers Mark Moore to help shape the elevator team.
The NASA and Uber are getting serious about flying automobiles.
Airborne automobiles may no longer be so special in sci-fi. According to NASA officials, their research will help pinpoint the security problems that aviation ventures of the present might have. Thus, for example, the development of all-electric or hybrid-electric airplanes could enable relatively smooth operation and low emission levels.
And, according to the May 7 declaration, UAM scientists are also working with the Federal Aviation Administration to create regulations and practices that can handle low altitudes.