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    Uber and NASA partner on flying taxi project Uber Elevate

    Uber plans to trial its flying taxis in LA, Dallas, and Dubai by 2020.
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    Re: Uber and NASA partner on flying taxi project Uber Elevate

    Awesome idea.
    Confidence drops at the mention of Uber.
    Not sure if it will make life in the future better or worse... Certainly gonna get awful crowded in my sky, though.

    I'd think "one of the most congested cities in the world today" would be the worst place to trial this, as any failure and subsequently falling aircraft would have that many more people to hit on the way down... despite the various problems attributed to modern overpopulation.

    Then again this is "Hell-A", as one of my friends called it. "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious", as another said.

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    Re: Uber and NASA partner on flying taxi project Uber Elevate

    While watching movies from the 90s it was like a dream to have a trip in a car that can fly. I know that there were lots of failures in a space mission and many people consider NASA as a source spending money, but without NASA we wouldn't be on such progress and haven't talked about the flying taxes but watching them in movies only.

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    Re: Uber and NASA partner on flying taxi project Uber Elevate

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    Uber plans to trial its flying taxis in LA, Dallas, and Dubai by 2020.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS
    It is hoped that by 2020 the UberAir service will be running trials in Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Dubai.
    Err, Is this a typo or have I gone back in time? I thought we're at end Sept2020 already?! wtf? to have them flying in 2020 they'd need a prototype out for testing and independent vetting. They'd have a lot more than the pretty render CGI to circulate for PR.

    edit oh FFS. Another muppet resurrecting dead threads.
    Last edited by ik9000; 28-09-2020 at 11:01 AM.

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    Re: Uber and NASA partner on flying taxi project Uber Elevate

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    edit oh FFS. Another muppet resurrecting dead threads.
    Reads like the output of an AI bot to me. Except you would hope a bot could spot an ancient thread.

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    Re: Uber and NASA partner on flying taxi project Uber Elevate

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Reads like the output of an AI bot to me. Except you would hope a bot could spot an ancient thread.
    I would expect a bot to be able to spell taxis.

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    Re: Uber and NASA partner on flying taxi project Uber Elevate

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    I would expect a bot to be able to spell taxis.
    Well we have road taxes, I'm sure air tax is just a few rotor turns away if flying cars happen


    (edit: and before anyone says anything yes I know it is really Vehicle Excise Duty, but where's the humour in that)

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