As part of the pact, the ride-hailing company will share data related to its efforts to build flying taxis in 2020 for the development of NASA's urban air mobility (UAM) program. According to the announcement the company is working on launching "world's first urban aviation network".
San Francisco - Uber announced a partnership to study urban piloted aircraft in conjunction with the U.S. space agency Nasa, following a partnership in 2017 that focused on unpiloted drones.
The aim is to offer a solution to modern day congestion in urban areas, and Uber hopes to start demonstrations of the technology in 2020 before commercial trips begin in 2023.
The company's idea is that they'll carry four passengers, travel 150 to 200 miles per hour, and fly 1,000-2,000 feet above the ground.
Dallas and LosAngeles were previously announced as the first two launch cities, and now the firm is looking for an worldwide city as its third partner - these three cities will be the first to offer UberAIR flights.
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The pound , which had risen to a high of nearly $1.44 on the expectation of a May rate hike, fell close to $1.35 on the decision. Inflation fell faster than the BoE had expected and the economy grew at its slowest annual rate in five years in early 2018.
It added: "At the core, this is a partnership - Uber is seeking a city partner who is as excited about the aerial ridesharing future as we are and who is committed to overcoming obstacles, foreseen and unforeseen, in bringing uberAIR to market".
However, Uber stated that it will not venture directly in manufacturing the vehicles but will work with industry leaders to produce vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircrafts that will use the uberAIR network.
Aircraft manufacturers Embraer and Pipistrel Aircraft released new concept images of aircraft they plan on building for the ambitious project, while California-based Karem unveiled a new vehicle. Last year, NASA collaborated with Uber on the same project.
One of the main focuses of the UAM project is the development of passenger-carrying aircraft capable of vertical takeoff and landing, the USA space agency pointed out. This would include funding and research development for a "first stacked co-rotating propeller". Another example is Virginia's Aurora Flight Sciences, which has been developing electric propulsion technologies for VTOL aircraft for years, including a battery system for DARPA's X-Plane. Moreover, being electric, it is more efficient too.
The blasts came four days after inmates killed five police officers during a revolt at a police detention center near Jakarta . The blasts all occurred within 10 minutes of each other, police said, with the first explosion at 7.30am (0030 GMT).
One would struggle to think of a more impactful debut season than that which Mohamed Salah is now enjoying at Liverpool . It will not be an easy task for the Reds but the star is positive that they can win the coveted title.
Trump's plan mostly targets drug makers and distributors, seeking to increase competition and create incentives for lower prices. Trump called his plan the "most sweeping action in history to lower the price of prescription drugs for the American people".
The company said it was contacted by Mueller's office in November, though it now considers its role in that inquiry closed. Novartis said it has provided information to special counsel Robert Mueller's office regarding its agreement with Mr.
Prince Harry's ex-Army comrades have spoken of their nerves at being given a ceremonial role at his wedding to Meghan Markle . Additional coverage with a primetime special on Friday, May 18 at 10pm ET and Saturday, May 19 at 10 pm eastern.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is looking into the history of the rifle and who owned the gun. Ricky Munoz, 23, told CNN he had just dropped his two younger brothers and a friend off at Highland just after 7 a.m.
The US Department of Justice said further details must be negotiated with RBS before a final deal is done. Big shots of the bank seem to be highly positive about the deal, claiming it to be a "milestone".
Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is hitting the portable/console hybrid stateside in August. The Switch is finally getting some Monster Hunter love with Capcom releasing Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate .
France has been on high alert for terror attacks in recent years, after a string of deadly ISIS-inspired massacres. Later in the evening the IS group said it was behind the attack, in a brief statement posted on its news outlet.
Walt Disney World officials said no employees or guests were injured during the incident, which was quickly addressed. A dragon float from the movie Maleficent caught fire at Disney World's Magic Kingdom Friday afternoon.
This would mean that the pharmacists would be able to track controlled substances with "real-time interstate visibility". With fiscal year 2018 revenue of $500.3 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide.
Israeli strikes kill 42 in Syria this week
The annexation has not be recognised by the global community. "I hope we've finished this episode and everyone understood". David Keyes, the spokesperson for Benjamin Netanyahu, says that while Israel doesn't want war, the Iranian regime does.
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The referee stepped in as she landed a series of grounded shots to Pennington, who suffered a broken nose during the fight. The bout marks the third time Nunes will be defending the belt, since she submitted Miesha Tate in 2016.
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I have the greatest respect and admiration for these mothers who are trying to be comforters, disciplinarians and breadwinners. Microchimerism is the condition where a woman carries cells originating in her children (their DNA) decades after childbirth.
Ukraine makes it to Eurovision 2018 Grande Final
The singing competition blocked China's Mango TV from airing the second semi-final after it did not air Ireland's performance. The broadcasters additionally censored the performance from Albania, reportedly due to its contestant's visible tattoos.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine could be saved after Fox cancellation
Producer Universal Television had been in talks with Hulu to keep the series afloat, but the streaming service ultimately passed. That's a long shot, but Hulu has done it a few times before - most notably with The Mindy Project - so it's not impossible.
Israeli forces kill Palestinian during protests near Gaza border
Holding Palestinian flags and banners, the protesters were chanting "Free Palestine", "Freedom Now" and "End Occupation" slogans. There are also fears that the West Bank and East Jerusalem will see protests and the IDF has sent in reinforcements there too.
Bank of England Puts Off Interest Rate Rise
The Bank of England has announced it is keeping its main interest rate at 0.5% amid evidence that the economy is slowing. However, the Bank described that as a "temporary soft patch" with "few implications" for the outlook for the economy.
Severe thunderstorms possible Thursday afternoon
Wednesday, there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 85, the weather service said. With the increased heat and humidity, afternoon shower and storm chances are possible both days.