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Over continued its efforts to establish itself this week at the heart of this still young industry with its two-day Uber Elevate Summit. Over is working with NASA on an air taxis development program. On Wednesday Uber duly entered into a contract with NASA to help design transport solutions for her flight test automobile which she plans to begin in 2020. Last year, the ride-hailing company released a detailed account of its "on-demand ambitions", which it named Uber Elevate. At the Web Summit Technology Summit in Lisbon, Uber said that she had reached a Space Act Agreement with NASA to create "unmanned transport management".

Über wants to build fl oorcraft. This will allow their airborne automobiles to take off and land upright. The NASA is also working with other operators to design the low level air transport system for these vessels. To do this in a safe and efficient manner will necessitate a fundamental shift in the technology of managing airspace," said Jeff Holden, Uber's CEO, in a Wednesday declaration.

"The combination of Uber's extensive in-house design capabilities with NASA's decade-long air space background is a decisive leap forward for Uber Elevate." NASA's contract is the latest in a string of partnership agreements Uber has entered into to launch UberAir, as the new ministry is known.

Early this year it said it was working with the Dallas-Fort Worth and Dubai government to get its taxi services to these towns. She has also entered into partnership agreements with airplane builders and property developers to find out where the take-off and arrival points for the airborne vehicles could be.

About said on Wednesday that it also intends to test the Los Angeles site in 2020 along with the already advertised city. The aim is to maintain the air transport of taxis before the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Über and NASA concentrate on traffic control of passenger drones

Whereas Uber and NASA have investigated UAV stand-alone congestion control in the past, the next step seems to be the handling of passengers' UAVs. Last year Uber entered into a partnership with NASA to concentrate on UAVs and stand-alone navigational technology. Next, partner will concentrate on UAVs and see how Uber shares its information with NASA to enhance flight control capabilities, according to a recent review.

Bloomberg said the second Uber River elevation meeting began in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The Elevate is the drones department of the Carpool Center, which wants to realize vertically mounted take-off and landing rigs in large towns. "Municipal aerial transportation could revolutionise the way our towns and cities move human beings and freight and radically alter our lifestyles, much like smart phones have done," said Jaiwon Shin, deputy administrative director of NASA's aviation research mission.

Announced plans to test taxi aircraft by 2020 and deploy them in various towns by 2023 are part of the emerging UAV market, with technology firms such as Boeing and China's Ehang as sound rivals. Enterprises and host government will be able to test the otherwise limited unmanned aerial vehicle operation such as night travel and beyond line of sight transmission.

The further Uber-NASA relationship could progress as quickly as this piloting programme by gathering more information and dates to one day set up a secure, coherent ATM system for our sky.

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