Uber has struck a deal with NASA to develop software for managing “flying taxi” routes in the air along the lines of ride-hailing services it has pioneered on the ground, the company said on Nov. 7.
Uber's new chief executive will meet London's transport commissioner later to discuss the firm losing its licence, reported BBC.
Dara Khosrowshahi is meeting Mike Brown, who runs Transport for London, which has criticised the firm's record over reporting criminal offences and carrying out driver background checks.
An online petition against a bill currently being drafted by the Transport Ministry that will restrict the operation of taxi services like the homegrown Beat app and ride-sharing initiatives like Uber had garnered more than 11,000 signatures by Thursday evening.
London stripped Uber on Sept. 22 of its licence to operate from the end of next week in a huge blow to the taxi service and 3.5 million users in one of the world's wealthiest cities.
The capital's transport authority said the Silicon Valley technology giant was not fit and proper to hold a private vehicle hire licence and it would not be renewed when it expires on Sept. 30.