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US ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] expects to deploy flying taxi services in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and Dubai in 2020, Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden said at the Uber Elevate Summit in Dallas.
Uber chief product officer Jeff Holden told the summit that urban aviation was a "natural next step for Uber" and it expected to deploy its flying taxis in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and Dubai by 2020.
Dallas will be the first US city to partner with Uber to help develop flying cars or VTOLs (vertical take off and landing) aircraft.
According to Holden, the company has also begun discussions with NASA and the National Air Traffic Control Association about "airspace management", which is a fancy way of saying the logistics of dispatching flying cars.
This past September, an Uber executive revealed that the company was entertaining the idea of launching some type of flying vehicle that could enable it to transport customers in the sky rather than on the road. But the company had plans to pursue flying ride sharing long before the other drama it's now dealing with, and for observers of this unique space, it's no doubt interesting that Uber continues to press on. In Uber's vision, getting people from outer borough and suburbs to the city can be enabled by flying taxis.
Uber Elevate would feature electric vehicles capable of vertical take-off and landing, with app users able to book a ride at the push of a mobile phone button. A two-hour drive from San Francisco to San Jose could be completed in just 15 minutes by air.
Uber's ambitious plans comes as the company experienced fast revenue growth but $2.8 billion in losses a year ago.
Startup ChargePoint, meanwhile, has been tapped to develop the infrastructure that the flying cars network will utilize, including the special chargers that the VTOL vehicles will use.
A graphic shown during the UberElevate Summit shows the first five hubs anticipated for Dallas-Fort Worth and for Dubai. But Holden says that Uber's models indicate that even early operations will cost $1.32 per passenger mile, which is the cost of an UberX.
Despite a history as a fixed-wing aircraft developer, Embraer's Business Innovation Center in Melbourne, Florida, also announced a preliminary partnership with Uber to explore the development of small electric VTOL aircraft for short commutes.
Uber's announcement came on the heels of Kitty Hawk, a start-up company backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, debuting its ultralight aircraft prototype in a demonstration video on Monday (local time).
Minister of Communication and Information Technology Mohammed Al Suwaiyel also lost his job, replaced by Abdullah Al Swaha. Saudi Arabia has reshuffled its cabinet and replaced a number of key officials, local media reported late Saturday.
The BJP organised a motorcycle rally to welcome him. "Now show your strength to serve the people and the down trodden", Shah said. Gadkari said, during the meeting, Muslim women who are facing difficulties on the issue of triple talaq , was also discussed.
One more day of showers is forecast for Sacramento before almost a week of sunshine, according to the National Weather Service . This activity should slide across the region later Thursday afternoon and especially Thursday night .
The State Department didn't respond to a request for comment Monday. "We regret any misperception and have removed the post ". It later lauds the resort itself, saying that builder Marjorie Merriweather Post "spared no expense" for it.
The US Food and Drug Administration warned the public on Thursday regarding the use of certain medications containing narcotics. Aside from breathing issues, codeine also causes nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, and skin allergies.
Arsenal managed to grab their first Premier League win since February, thanks to second-half goals from Ozil, Walcott and Giroud. Bilic won't lose his job over this game, but a point here will make the Swansea match a better shot.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk speaks about his vision for 1,000 passenger ships flying en masse to Mars, "Battlestar Galactica" style. The couple took to their Instagram account and shared pictures from their dinner at the Moo Moo on the Gold Coast of Australia.
Users can create lists, add due dates, keep track of deadlines by adding reminders and personalise each list with coloured themes. Most of the features from Wunderlist are absent at the moment, which is also why Microsoft hasn't shut down Wunderlist...
If North Carolina does not get a bid today, experts say it could cause the state at least $250 million over the next five years. Pittsburgh made out big in gaining major NCAA Division I championship events.
After the Moto G4 and Moto G4+, this smartphone company is planning to launch another smartphone in the Indian market. New reports suggests that Motorola will be releasing the latest Android update for Moto G4 Play in the month of June.
Folks on social media couldn't help but compare this prisoner release to the one the Obama administration negotiated with Iran. Critics had accused the Obama administration of indifference to her case.
Justice Department records show New Orleans received almost $266,000 in grant money through the program in fiscal 2016. Both the city and county support legal efforts challenging Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities.
Unilever revenue rises 6.1%
Nestle reported organic growth of 2.3% in the first three months of the year, boosted by Asia and Africa. The company's shares are up 1.5% as sales rose 2.9% in its first quarter beating a forecast of 2%.
WS Atkins agrees to takeover by SNC-Lavalin
This values Atkins at £2∙1bn and represents a premium of 35% on the closing price of its shares on March 31. SNC's funding will also include an $800 million public bought-deal offering, the company said.
OPEC: Oil Output Cuts More Than Pledged In March
That effort has pushed oil prices above $50 a barrel in recent months, breathing life into US oil patches like the Permian Basin. Benchmark Brent crude futures LCOc1 slid 24 cents, or 0.4 percent, to $55.62 a barrel in early Asian trade.
Apple Wants To Make Your iPhone A Lot More Eco-Friendly
While this is great for Jobs' Mob, it means that users are forced to buy new gear, which places a strain on the environment. The "renew" programme primarily targets Apple's own products but also accepts mobile phones from other manufactures.
Three New iPhones Coming; Release Possibly Delayed
In addition, Macotakara believes that the rumored vertical dual camera orientation on the back will make VR features possible. Japanese blog, Mac Otakara has published a report about the latest rumours of Apple's upcoming handset, the iPhone 8.
Pence says US will review FTA signed with South Korea
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on April 18, adding that the United States was "working closely" with China to engage Pyongyang. Pence signed baseballs for players and was presented with two jerseys at Wednesday's gathering with dozens of young ballplayers.