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Uber to launch flying taxis


Uber has partnered with space agency NASA to bring its plan to launch flying taxis to fruition, TravelMole reports.

The ride-sharing giant said it will work with NASA to develop a standalone air traffic management system for an unmanned 'flying car' network which is dubbed 'Elevate'.

It also announced Los Angeles as the next city for the four-seat drone like vehicles. Testing in LA will begin in 2020.

By 2028, Uber expects LA commuters will make 'heavy use' of the UberAir service with 'tens of thousands' of flights daily.

The flying taxis will be electric powered and initially piloted although the dream is to develop a safe autonomous service.

Dallas and Dubai have already been announced as locations for the first test flights.
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