In recent years, there have been plenty of experimentations, as well as tie-ups, in the field of autonomous flying cars.
Since 2016, Uber and NASA have collaborated to develop an urban network of flying cars. Maximizing data from Uber, NASA will create the industry standards and regulations, as well as develop the systems for air traffic management. Uber plans to develop a fleet of electric flying cars, which should help alleviate congestion and improve transportation in cities. Uber and NASA hope that commercial trips will be available sometime in 2023.
NASA looks forward to integrating such emerging aircraft, commonly called eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) or PAV (personal air vehicle), into the national airspace system. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the aviation industry have partnered with NASA since 2019 to test and certify eVTOLs.