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Discussion in 'News' started by emdeplam, May 16, 2018.

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    "US Army reveals it is teaming up with Uber to develop designs for 'silent and efficient' flying taxis
    • Uber and the Army have partnered to fund and research quiet rotor technology
    • Goal is to create usable stacked co-rotating propellers, with two rotor systems
    • The design is said to be much quieter and more efficient than traditional setup "
    The US Army and Uber will jointly fun the new effort in a bid to accelerate the development of a working design.

    "Uber has demonstrated not only advanced vehicle technologies, but the ability to utilize gamefication to control and manipulate a large force of drivers said Dr Jaret Riddick, director of the ARL’s Vehicle Technology Directorate. Modern military aircraft are incredibly expensive and even the Army has its limits, but harnessing the power of the gig economy where individuals absorb the costs and maintenance on vehicles may solve key budget issues.

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  2. "Modern military aircraft are incredibly expensive and even the Army has its limits, but harnessing the power of the gig economy where individuals absorb the costs and maintenance on vehicles may solve key budget issues."

    Uh, what in the world does that mean?
     
  3. LOL. Use Uber drivers to fly these machines will solve military's budget issues. Way to go, Army!

    Shove in a Prius motor and it'll fly quietly.
     
  4. Means - Contract goes to the lowest bidder. You get what you pa for, or the government always gets it's moneys worth ?
     
  5. dirtylee

    dirtylee

    Location:
    Dallas
    Driving:
    UberX
    soldiers will now be required to bring their own guns, ammo & plane tickets to the warzones...

    It's the Uber way!!!
     
  6. uberdriverfornow

    uberdriverfornow

    Location:
    no
    lol more DailyFail propaganda

    my head hurts from reading this article that makes no sense whatsoever

    all Uber has done is create a car capable of mowing down pedestrians
     
  7. Mista T

    Mista T Author

    Location:
    State Penitentiary
    Uber soldiers. (And you thought drivers had a high turnover rate!)

    Still no firearms allowed however. After all, safety comes first!
     
  8. 1.5xorbust

    1.5xorbust

    Location:
    San Diego
    I can’t think of a more unlikely collaboration.
     
  9. NO... it sounds like uber suckered the US government into some R&D money to develop a quiet rotor system for helicopters.

    But the flying taxi issue is going to be a huge futile project cause the FAA will never give them enough airspace to make it a viable business model and there are far too few landing locations for V-tac in a city for it to ever work.


    Whenever someone needs medivac service to a hospital, it usually involves closing a section of highway off to land.

    So even if uber gets a flying taxi working, it won't translate into what they want anyway.
     
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  10. Mista T

    Mista T Author

    Location:
    State Penitentiary
    --->
    So even if uber gets a flying taxi working, it won't translate into what they want anyway
    --->

    Unless they sell or lease the service to the military! Uh oh, lookout......
     
  11. TwoFiddyMile

    TwoFiddyMile

    Location:
    charlotte
    Driving:
    Taxi
    More smoke and mirrors.
     
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  12. 1.5xorbust

    1.5xorbust

    Location:
    San Diego
    It gives Uber new credibility that they can partner with the U.S. government. Should be good for at least a few billion dollars of new investor money.
     
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  13. They call that credibility?
     
  14. 1.5xorbust

    1.5xorbust

    Location:
    San Diego
    A lot of foreign investors see that as huge credibility.
     
  15. Lowestformofwit

    Lowestformofwit

    Location:
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Driving:
    Livery
    “No surge, no mission”, most likely.
     
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  16. kdyrpr

    kdyrpr

    Location:
    CT
    This is what's wrong with companies with "vision". Their vision leads them down the road to oblivion.
     

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