17 May '18, 6pm

U.S. Army, Uber sign research agreement

LOS ANGELES -- Uber and U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Army Research Laboratory, announced today a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to advance technologies supporting Future Vertical Lift. As part of this agreement, Uber and RDECOM ARL also signed their first joint work statement to jointly fund and collaborate on research development of rotor technology, which may lead to ground-breaking discoveries to support Army Modernization Priorities. Officials announced the agreement and work statement at the second Uber Elevate Summit in Los Angeles, May 8, 2018. The joint work statement focuses on research to create the first usable stacked co-rotating rotors or propellers; this is a concept for having two rotor systems placed on top of each other and rotating in the same direction. Initial experimentation of this concept has revealed the p...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/204882/us_army_uber_sign_res...

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