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Uber hires NASA veteran to work on flying autonomous cars

Uber hires NASA veteran to work on flying autonomous cars

After 30 years at NASA, Mark Moore is making an interesting career move: Joining Uber to develop autonomous, flying cars. Moore, former advanced aircraft engineer at NASA's Langley Research Center, is now the director of engineering for aviation at Uber Elevate. The initiative, outlined in a white paper in October 2016, is an ambitious plan to bring short-range air taxis into cities. It has the potential to "radically improve urban mobility, giving people back time lost in their daily commutes." Moore had written his own white paper in 2010, on the subject of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircrafts—which piqued Uber's attention. Uber Elevate hopes to create flying cars that it will deploy

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