Here's what Uber's flying taxis might look like

Here's what Uber's flying taxis might look like

Created to handle up to 200 landings and take-offs per hour, Uber's air taxi will initially be piloted by humans, though the company intends for its vehicles to eventually be autonomous. And, most recently, the passenger drone startup SureFly succeeded in flying its autonomous two-seater helicopter just three days ago.

Putting a date on the plans, Uber said Dallas, Dubai, and Los Angeles would all have uberAIR flying vehicles overhead by 2020. [Image: courtesy of Embraer] Following Uber's guidance, the craft has high-mounted wings fitted with multiple small helicopter-like rotors (eight, in this case). Eventually, the flying cars are supposed to fly autonomously. The other propeller allows the eVTOL to move forward.

Uber officials have said the company wants to have flying rideshare vehicles in some cities within the next two years. Flying speed will be between 150 miles per hour and 200 miles per hour while flying from 1,000 to 2,000 feet above the ground.

The eCRM-003 includes several design features that are likely to carry through to future demonstration prototypes, showcasing counter-rotating propellers and lightweight electric motors.

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"Part of what makes this company great is that we take big, bold bets", Khosrowshahi said.

He also addressed Uber's sexual-harassment issues, which led to last year's ouster of Uber's previous CEO, Travis Kalanick.

The Army is increasingly turning to partnerships with private companies to research advanced technology, Riddick said in an interview.

"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. Since then, Khosrowshahi has attempted to rehabilitate the company's image after a series of scandals involving the company's workplace culture, treatment of drivers, and relationships with cities. Khosrowshahi told CBS This Morning the software that determines how its self-driving vehicles interpret and react to their surroundings may bear some responsibility for the accident, though the company is waiting for the National Transportation Safety Board to finish its investigation into the crash before drawing further conclusions. "We want to be safe when we get back on the road".

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