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Uber hires veteran NASA engineer to develop flying cars

Uber hires veteran NASA engineer to develop flying cars National Aeronautics and Space Administration, where he has spent the last 30 years, to join one of Google’s rivals: Uber Technologies Inc.He says each flying car company would need to independently negotiate with suppliers to get prices down, and lobby regulators to certify aircrafts and relax air-traffic restrictions.

NASA Engineer Joins Uber's Flying Car Initiative

NASA Engineer Joins Uber's Flying Car Initiative A Jetsons future may be closer than you think: Uber reportedly hired a veteran NASA engineer to develop flying cars.After more than three decades with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Mark Moore is taking his Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) expertise to Uber.

Passenger drones will start flying for real in summer 2017

Passenger drones will start flying for real in summer 2017 If you make it to Dubai this summer, you might have the chance to catch a brand new type of self-driving vehicle.At today's World Government Summit, the head of the city's Roads & Transportation Agency, Mattar al-Tayer, announced plans to introduce a passenger-carrying drone service.

This flying motorcycle is straight out of Star Wars

This flying motorcycle is straight out of Star Wars We've been obsessed with making the Star Wars speeder bikes come true, and now, a Russian startup has finally made it happen.'HoverSurf' have released a video of their concept hoverbike, 'Scorpion-3.

The Airbus Pop.Up is the autonomous car/drone mashup of your dreams

The Airbus Pop.Up is the autonomous car/drone mashup of your dreams When you really need to beat traffic, do you ever wish your car could just take flight and soar above the streets right then and there?Up design is built around a small capsule about the size of a two-seat car cab.

Here's a flying car you will actually be able to buy this year

Here's a flying car you will actually be able to buy this year Now, Slovakian startup AeroMobil has announced it will be launching a flying car this year — and unlike their first prototype, unveiled in 2014, this one will be commercially available.2 million in funding, will show off the car at the Top Marques Monaco, the supercar show taking place April 20.

Freak out over this video of the coolest flying car yet

Freak out over this video of the coolest flying car yet Lilium Aviation dropped a video showing the successful test flight of its all-electric flying car—aka vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) prototype, per The Verge—and it's something to behold.The vehicle gets its vertical lift thanks to the 36 electric jets mounted on the vehicle's wings on a dozen movable flaps pointed downward, giving it enough force to lift straight up like a helicopter.

Larry Page's flying car project finally takes to the air

Larry Page's flying car project finally takes to the air Google co-founder Larry Page has reportedly been working on a flying car project for some time now — and today, the world finally got its first official look.The Kitty Hawk Flyer made its debut in a YouTube video (naturally) showing the craft's propellor-based aviation system zipping above water.

Let's face it: Flying cars are never going to be a thing

Let's face it: Flying cars are never going to be a thing We need only look back to the 1960s to see why the use of flying cars will never catch on.This is exactly the sweet spot a flying car would land in today: impractical, inefficient, and merely a plaything of the rich.

Uber plans to have its flying car ready by 2020

Uber plans to have its flying car ready by 2020 The company's aspiration to build an urban air transportation network took a major leap on Tuesday with its Elevate Summit event in Dallas.The company also hired veteran NASA engineer Mark Moore back in February to help spearhead the project's development.

Flying cars aren't real yet, but these supersonic vehicles already exist

Flying cars aren't real yet, but these supersonic vehicles already exist 468 miles per hour in 1983.4 miles per hour) in 1970.