The ride-hailing company Uber, is planning to expand its flying car experiment. In this regard Uber has hired NASA engineer Mark Moore as Director of Engineering at Uber Elevate.
Mark Moore has worked at the federal agency as an advanced aircraft engineer. Basically, Moore started the current interest in vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft for short-haul urban flight with a 2010 paper on the workability of the helicopter-like vehicles.
Uber Hires Veteran NASA Engineer to Develop Flying Cars
According to Bloomberg, the appointment of Moore came right after the NASA expert deliberated on Uber’s recent white paper on VTOL craft. The engineer was fascinated by Uber’s work on the subject. He believed that there was an opportunity to make the vision he’d originally stated years ago into something substantial.
Uber is serious about ensuing the tech, and will look to host a summit of those interested in the field. It will help coordinate efforts to get practical VTOL transit sometime early this year.