Uber Technologies Inc. hopes to one day operate a network of flying cars. The ride-hailing company laid out some aggressive plans to get closer to its first flight. Officials in Dallas-Fort Worth and Dubai have signed on to work with the company on testing vehicles that can take off and land vertically in their cities by 2020, Uber said at a conference in Dallas. The San Francisco company said it’s partnering with a handful of aircraft manufacturers and real estate firms, as well as with ChargePoint Inc. to lay an electric charging network. Uber sketched out a clearer vision for its flying taxis at a time when it’s struggling with more urgent problems at the ground level. Uber first revealed its intentions to build a system of flying cars in a white paper last fall. In February, the company said it hired Nasa aircraft engineer Mark Moore to work on Uber Elevate, its flying car initiative.
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