Boeing is buying one of the companies working with Uber on ‘flying taxis’
Aerospace giant Boeing announced today that it would acquire Aurora Flight Sciences, an aviation and aeronautics research company that is one of a handful of firms that have partnered with Uber in an effort to develop a network of “flying taxis.”
Based in Manassas, Virgina, Aurora specializes in autonomous and robotic aircraft. The company has flown over 30 unpiloted flights since its founding in 1989. Boeing says the acquisition will be key in the aerospace company’s further development of autonomous technology and innovate aircraft.
“The combined strength and innovation of our teams will advance the development of autonomy for our commercial and military…