Uber To Create Flying Cars With Nasa

(Forbes) reported today that Uber signed a deal with NASA today to develop a flying car project that could take off in some big cities as early as 2020.

The ride-sharing service announced at a tech conference in Portugal that it has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA with the goal of creating vertical take-off and landing vehicles that will fly at low altitudes. The service will be called Uber Elevate. The company wants to try the project in several cities by 2020 and have it up and running in time for the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles. 

Pie in the sky or is this going to be incredible?  Some thoughts so far...

  • It's still just too futuristic.
  • Large cities have big buildings, not to mention power lines and trees. Doesn't anyone else see some potential problems with this?
  • Back to the Future Part Two showed flying cars in 2015, so what's taken so long?
 

So where are you on this?  Share your thoughts with us...

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