Uber and NASA announced last Tuesday that they're teaming up to simulate flying taxis in urban areas.
In 2016, Uber unveiled plans to develop electric flying cars to improve transportation in cities, alleviate congestion and provide affordable transportation.
NASA became a partner for the program a year later by developing air traffic management for a fleet of flying cars.
But now NASA wants to help get the concept off the ground even more. Literally.
Uber said it will share its plans for a ridesharing network of flying cars with NASA, which will conduct simulations.
Although the vertical takeoff and landing vehicles seem like glorified helicopters, Uber believes its concept will be safer and cheaper than what's already available.
"Urban air mobility could revolutionize the way people and cargo move in our cities and fundamentally change our lifestyle much like smart phones have," NASA associate administrator Jaiwon Shin said.