By hiring Mark Moore – a former NASA flying car engineer, Uber has reaffirmed its lifetime ambitions to bring to the market flying car technology.
Engineer Mark has approximately 30 years of experience at NASA, and now he is the director of engineering for aviation at Uber Elevate, reports Hybrid Cars.
Mark Moore, who is also the publisher of a Whitepaper on Vertical Takeoff and Landing Vehicles (VTOL) back in the year 2010 said, “ I cannot think of another company in a stronger position to be the leader for this new ecosystem and make the urban electric VTOL market real.”
Inspired by that research, the Google co-founder Larry Page financed the Silicon Valley startups Zee Aero and Kitty Hawk which had the aim of developing VTOL technology further.
In one of the Whitepapers published in last October, the one which Mark contributed, to Uber had outlined its plans for flying cars.
The firm has a vision that in future, consumers will be able to take a regular Uber ride to ‘vertiport’, where flying cars would be used in transporting them to other vertiports that are located near their offices.
To add, the company has also outlined the key issues that are faced in the development and deployment of the flying cars which include: vehicle efficiency, battery life, and noise pollution. Mr. Moore did not forget to include a number of non-technical issues in his highlights.
For example, more have a belief that Flying car company will make negotiations with the suppliers with the aim of making the vehicles affordable a part from campaigning for regulators to consider air-traffic restrictions which may negatively affect the vehicles as they operate.
Uber’s head of product for advanced programme, Nikhil Goel said, “Uber continues to see its role as an accelerant-catalyst to the entire ecosystem, and we are excited to have Mark joining us to work with manufacturers and stakeholders as we continue to explore the use of the described in our whitepaper.”