WASHINGTON DC: Uber is a step closer in making its flying taxi plans a reality as it has signed a deal with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop an air traffic management system.
Uber said at the Web Summit tech conference in Lisbon that it signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA for the development of “unmanned traffic management.”
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When Willie Stewart Ashton moved from his native Westmoreland County in rural Virginia to Washington in the early 1950s, he found his calling.
“I wanted to be a mechanic, but I decided to forgo that and come into Washington and be a taxi driver,” said Mr. Willie, as his friends call him. “I wanted to be independent.”
Sixty-four years later, Ashton still plies the capital city’s roads. At 85, he’s one of about 250 D.C. cabbies who are at least 75 years old. They are the last of a generation of old school drivers hanging onto a profession in decline, who simply enjoy driving and conversing as much as earning some money to augment their Social Security income.