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The Army is increasingly turning to partnerships with private companies to research advanced technology, Riddick said in an interview. Uber say its flying taxis will be able to fly between San Francisco and San Jose, California in just fifteen minutes-a trip that takes almost two hours by auto in rush-hour traffic.

In late 2017, Uber Elevate released a teaser video for UberAir, stating at the time, "The reality of urban air transportation is closer than you think".

"NASA is excited to be partnering with Uber and others in the community to identify the key challenges facing the UAM market, and explore necessary research, development and testing requirements to address those challenges", said Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator for NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate.

Models of a fleet of "VTOLs" (Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft) will be exhibited at the Uber Elevate Summit today in Los Angeles.

Uber will announce more details of its plan during the second day of the ongoing Elevate Summit.




Uber has been talking up its flying taxi program for years, and now we finally have an idea of what its futuristic vehicles will look like. Like previous ideas, the new concept is an electric aircraft capable of vertical take-off and landing (e-VTOL). CBS reported that Uber is "still in the design phase". It'll also fly at between 1,000 and 2,000 feet and can last up to 60 miles before the electric vehicle's battery needs to be recharged.

Wired said that the Uber network would use aircraft made from a variety of manufacturers.

"The eCRM design is pedestrian friendly, as the propeller blades are as high as possible, leaving ample room for individuals to board and de-plane without having to duck", Uber said in a statement on Tuesday.

The company plans to start tests for an air transportation service, Uber Air, in 2020 in Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Dubai.

Imagine summoning a flying taxi instead of a vehicle using Uber's smartphone app. Uber is hoping to make that happen in the near future and announced today a research partnership with NASA to study manned urban taxis. "Finally, point of entry into the eCRMs is limited to one side, simplifying ground crew operations and reducing confusion for riders when they approach their eVTOL vehicle".

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