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

  1. emdeplam

    emdeplam Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lagos Nigeria
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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.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...ent-efficient-flying-taxis.html#ixzz5Fj9Fcw4r
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    Last edited: May 16, 2018
  2. Just Another Uber Drive

    Just Another Uber Drive Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Inland Empire/LA
    "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. Rickshaw

    Rickshaw Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Francisco
    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. Amsoil Uber Connect

    Amsoil Uber Connect Well-Known Member

    Location:
    IE/OC Uber/Lyft
    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 Well-Known Member

    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 Well-Known Member

    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 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gotham
    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 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    I can’t think of a more unlikely collaboration.
     
  9. Stevie The magic Unicorn

    Stevie The magic Unicorn Well-Known Member

    Location:
    North of Disney, West of Orlando
    Driving:
    Taxi
    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 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gotham
    --->
    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 Well-Known Member

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

    1.5xorbust Well-Known Member

    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. JBinPenfield

    JBinPenfield Active Member

    Location:
    Penfield, NY
    They call that credibility?
     
  14. 1.5xorbust

    1.5xorbust Well-Known Member

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

    Lowestformofwit Well-Known Member

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

    kdyrpr Well-Known Member

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

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