Tencent Technology News, October 6 news, according to foreign media reports, NASA (NASA) under the Ames Research Center experts will work with a team of online car-hailing company Uber this week to conduct computer simulation tests of future air travel in urban environments.
According to NASA, the purpose of the test was to obtain the relevant
NASA has been working with Uber since late 2017 to help develop the necessary software systems to manage future UAVs and other small aircraft that will operate at low altitudes. Such management functions will be necessary for the use of UAV delivery services, VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft that will transport a small number of people on short distances, etc.
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NASA pointed out that Uber has already shared its own plan to launch the city's air passenger network and help the agency develop related systems. With this collaboration, NASA and Uber will collaborate this week in testing to find the information and data needed for UAM work.
A spokesman for NASA said:
Currently, the teams are not planning to launch real aircraft into the air; instead, the work will involve linking NASA and Uber's computer systems to run simulations of scenarios that may involve low-altitude flight in the future. NASA says it will also work with other partners on the project in the coming months and years.
Meanwhile, at a research facility at (DFW) International Airport in Dallas, NASA is using data from Uber to simulate a small passenger aircraft flying through DFW airspace during planned air traffic peaks. The analysis of these simulations will determine the safety of these new aircraft while flying in an already congested air traffic control system.
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