And in this case, it's working hard to stay on regulators' good side.
Uber has also previously toyed with using helicopters in Cape Town in what was more a marketing stunt than feasible city transport solution, but the aircraft Uber intends to use will fly at low altitudes running on electric motors. NASA has used such contracts to develop rockets since the late 1950s.
Uber's head of product, Jeff Holden, just announced that LA would be joining Dallas-Fort Worth and Dubai on the list of cities that will be testing the air taxis.
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Uber has been involved with regulatory issues around the world over its app-based ride-sharing service, and is hoping to avoid similar problems over its air plans. The aerial vehicles will serve as an alternative to helicopters, which Uber says are too noisy, too unsafe, too expensive and not environmentally friendly enough to fly in urban environments.
Uber announced past year that it would start work on Uber Elevate, an airborne, driverless vehicle service that will give its customers access to "on demand aviation".
In a white paper published past year, Uber outlined hurdles the company is likely to face, including infrastructure challenges, pilot training and certification and air traffic concerns. In February, Bloomberg reported that two former NASA employees, Mark Moore and Tom Prevot, joined Uber to work on aircraft design and traffic management software.
"Combining Uber's software engineering expertise with NASA's decades of airspace experience to tackle this is a crucial step forward for Uber Elevate", Holden said in a statement on Wednesday.
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NASA did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the project. Earlier this month it said it was working with a variety of companies, large and small, to develop the emerging market for what it terms Urban Air Mobility, or UAM. Proposed take-off and landing zones equipped with aircraft charging stations have not yet been built.
Uber is aiming to test the four-passenger, 200 miles per hour flying taxi services across LA in 2020, its second test market after Dallas/Fort Worth.
Areas the flights could serve include Downtown LA, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, and a site within close proximity to LAX.
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