"Our goal is in five years that Blade will enable New Yorkers to reduce the time and friction of their commutes on an on-demand basis".
Uber announced Tuesday they're partnering with Fort Worth-based Bell Helicopter and four other aircraft manufacturers to build flying taxis that, if all goes to plan, could be whisking North Texans around the Metroplex in just a few years.
That plan depends on the development of electric vertical take-off and landing aircrafts, or eVTOLs, along with the infrastructure to make catching a flying cab just as easy as hailing a normal vehicle.
The first electric aircraft would be piloted but that eventually with fly-by-wire systems, the aircraft could be self-piloted, Holden said.
The region was selected as one of two metropolitan areas in the world, joining Dubai, to explore Uber'sElevate initiative, its latest transportation project that will airlift passengers via vertical take-off and landing aircraft the company is now developing.
It could get even more complicated as companies add self-driving technology to their flying cars. The question is how quickly they can become a mainstream commuter reality. Startups in the Netherlands and Slovakia are both taking deposits for flying cars that are being built and Massachussett's-based Terrafugia is working on a VTOL aircraft that won't require a full pilot's license (Yikes).
The VTOL vehicles, true to their name, will be capable of landing and taking off vertically, which means that there will be no need for a runway to get them in flight. A two-hour drive from San Francisco to San Jose could be completed in just 15 minutes by air. Since Uber imagines a future with significantly less cars on the road, the company expects to use the top level of existing parking structures to house the vertiport stations. Dubai, the other partner city in the Elevate plan, will also examine the tech and business model.
BSNL unveils cheap data plan, offers 270GB data for Rs 333
Under its Rs. 399 recharge pack, Airtel is offering 1GB of 4G data per day along with free voice calls to any network for 70 days. Under the Rs. 244 recharge, users will get 1 GB of 4G data per day for 70 days without any restriction on usage timing.
Needing just 32 runs for a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series, the tourists lost three wicket before posting 36 runs in 10.5 overs. Pakistan are closing in on victory on the fifth and final day despite the influence of rain attempting to stall their progress.
According to official figures, 62,204 migrants and refugees are now stranded in mainland Greece and its islands. Vessels from the Greek coast guard and navy, Frontex and a private boat have undertaken a search operation.
We owe it to the millions who died and suffered to never stand silent in the face of prejudice and discrimination. The ceremony will be held a day after Israel marks Holocaust Memorial Day, JTA reported.
Unfortunately, no specs were provided with this leak, so it's impossible to guess what internal changes Motorola has made. This also gave a clue to Motorola's continuation of this series with additional features both in hardware and software.
We know it's going to be really hard and each game is its own entity". "To me personally, it was everything", Jae Crowder said. When he signed with Chicago in the off-season, I thought it was a bad fit and could mark the end of his once promising career.
Filings for first-time claims rose by 10,000 to 244,000, according to the government's latest report (pdf.). They have been below the 300,000 benchmark for 111 weeks. 15, the Labor Department said on Thursday.
Most likely, Russian Federation will do nothing consequential as long as Israel doesn't seek to alter the course of the civil war. A Syrian army Facebook page named the three casualties as Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, Sufwan Ahmed Salibi and Osama Hamed Faraj.
Delhi Chief Minister Aravind Kejriwal Wednesday morning called on Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at the Kerala House. The elections for the 272 wards of North, East and South municipal corporations of Delhi will be held on April 23.
President Trump expressed confidence Friday that budget negotiations would succeed in avoiding a government shutdown. But Trump says he wants the U.S.to play a lead role in ridding nations of the Islamic State group.
This settlement serves to only benefit the infamous Malaysian Official 1, Prime Minister Najib Razak, and his friends. Following Monday's settlement, 1MDB said it will meet the obligations through liquidation of investment fund units.
Staten Island has 402 cigarette retailers with licenses, according to the mayor's office. "We have a lot more we have to do". About 12,000 people in NY die each year from smoking-related illnesses, according to the Times.
Apple iPhone 8 may face two-month delay
In March, Digitimes said that problems with the iPhone 8's integrated fingerprint ID technology could delay the handset's launch. Apple is rumoured to be working three new iPhones , but at least one of them might not be ready to ship in time.
Major OPEC members agree to extend output cuts
The May contract expired Thursday down 17 cents at US$50.27, the lowest close for front-month futures since April 3. Global crude stockpiles remain above the five-year averages despite OPEC's aim to cut them back to those levels.
Grizzlies-Spurs tickets for Game 6 on sale Monday
Another shakeup in the lineup for the Grizzlies, Coach Fizdale utilized James Ennis III late in crunch time to man Kawhi Leonard. Kawhi Leonard: A heavyweight bout inside of a heavyweight bout, the back-and-forth between Conley and Leonard was a masterpiece.
Egypt president in Saudi Arabia to reaffirm ties
Meanwhile, Saudi Minister of State for Civil Service Khaled Al Araj was removed from his post and set to be investigated. Washington provides some logistical and intelligence support, as well as weapons, for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.
Iran's president resisters to run in May elections
Ahmadinejad joint to elections race despite Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's advice for him to avoid registration in elections. Last year, the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , recommended to Ahmadinejad that he not join the field.
Arnautovic blunder proves valuable to Swansea
Marko Arnautovic stepped up from the spot but inexplicably struck his penalty high into the stands behind Fabianski's goal . Paul Clement insists his Swansea players have the stomach for their Premier League relegation fight.
Unemployment rates fall to record lows in 4 US states
In the Topeka area, the jobless rate fell to 3.6 percent, down from 4.1 percent in February and 4.3 percent a year ago. A Friday report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics says it dropped to 4.5 percent in March from 4.7 in February.
How the Borussia bomber hoped to make millions
No one was killed, but the bombs injured a policeman and one of Dortmund's players, 26-year-old Spanish global Marc Bartra. A police officer accompanying the bus also suffered trauma.
Bebe expects to close all it stores by the end of May
Payless ShoeSource said earlier this month that it will close 400 of its 4,000-plus stores after filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Bebe is the latest fashion retailer to succumb to sluggish sales due to fierce competition from online companies.
US Supreme Court Denies Arkansas Request to Begin Executions
Bruce Ward and Don Davis had originally been the first of eight Arkansas inmates scheduled to die within 11 days of each other. Lawyers for Davis and Ward argue the two did not have adequate access to independent mental health experts at trial.
US defense secretary looks to rebuild trust in Egypt visit
Mattis' visit symbolizes a distinct warming of relations between the US and Egypt in contrast to the Obama administration. The visit came after a meeting between Sisi and his US counterpart Donald Trump at White House earlier this month.