Mar 9, 2017 - Technology

Uber's flying cars conference hits Dallas in April

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Uber, which said last year that it's interested not only in self-driving cars but also in flying cars, will host a conference on the topic in Dallas on April 25-27, the company confirmed to Axios.

The Information's Amir Efrati first tweeted about the event on Wednesday.

Flying ambitions: Like self-driving cars, Uber isn't interested in manufacturing its own vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles. Instead, it said in a white paper it published on the subject last year, it will host a big event this year to convene a "wide set of vehicle manufacturers, regulatory bodies and public and private sector city stakeholders" to explore the topic. Last month, Uber hired Mark Moore, who spent three decades at NASA, to lead its aviation efforts. Several other companies, including Zee.Aero and Kitty Hawk (both financed by Google co-founder Larry Page), have been working on such vehicles for years.

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