Forget Self-Driving Cars. A CMU Spinoff is Helping to Make Self-Piloted, Flying Taxis.

Building on the ballooning list of self-driving transportation efforts in Pittsburgh, a Bloomfield-based Carnegie Mellon University spinoff called Near Earth Autonomy announced Wednesday that it would partner with Santa Clara, Calif.-based Vahana, a project of A^3 (pronounced “A cubed”) to develop landing zone assessment technology for a self-driving passenger aircraft being built in California.