Uber to Help NASA Streamline Air Traffic for Planes, Delivery Drones, Air Taxis

Ride-sharing company Uber announced on Tuesday it signed an agreement with NASA to provide data support for the space agency’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) program, which would help to create an air transportation system in the future.

NASA stated that under the agreement, Uber would fork over data addressing traffic scenarios, collision mitigation and air space management.

“Using data from Uber, NASA will use it’s research facility at the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) airport to simulate a small passenger carrying aircraft as it flies through DFW airspace during peak scheduled air traffic and analyze if these operations would trigger traffic collisions advisories,” Uber said in a statement.