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Uber is intrested in working closely with the government
« on: October 29, 2018, 12:51:58 PM »
May 2018

NASA has signed a second space act agreement with Uber Technologies, Inc., to further explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM) to ensure a safe and efficient system for future air transportation in populated areas.

Under this agreement, Uber will share its plans for implementing an urban aviation rideshare network. NASA will use the latest in airspace management computer modelling and simulation to assess the impacts of small aircraft – from delivery drones to passenger aircraft with vertical take-off and landing capability – in crowded environments.

This is NASA’s first such agreement specifically focused on modelling and simulation for UAM operations.

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Re: Uber is intrested in working closely with the government
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2018, 12:58:37 PM »
October 23 2018

National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).

The Army’s new Futures Command is creating multiple pilot projects to bring tech geeks in hoodies, defense contractors in suits, and soldiers in uniform, the command’s chief innovation officer said this morning.

The goal? Instead of heartwarming but inconclusive “outreach” to innovators in Silicon Valley and beyond, Adam Jay Harrison wants to actually turn their neat ideas into mass-produced, military-grade tech. That requires hybridizing outside creativity with insider expertise to get promising projects across what’s called the “valley of death” between conception and production.

Catalyst is the pilot for the least mature ideas, the foundational research: what Harrison calls the intriguing possibilities that are still “unstructured (and) unproven.” It will build on the existing Army Research Laboratory “open campus” program by reaching out to university communities — academic researchers, student entrepreneurs, that startup two professors have in their garage — and connect them to the Army and defense industry. The initial focus will be on Austin (home of Futures Command HQ), Boston, and Berkeley, Calif., but the ultimate plan is to go nationwide.

Here’s one model of what Catalyst wants to build on. Just a few months ago, Harrison said, Uber, the Army, and the University of Texas signed a Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRDA) on fluid dynamics modeling for future rotorcraft. (Uber Elevate is the ride-share company’s nascent air taxi project). “That opens up a whole new world of potential collaborators,” he said — but “it would have been even better, quick frankly, if we’d had some defense industry folks in that agreement as well, to provide the product pathway for whatever the research is that comes out of that.”

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