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Old 12th Jun 2019, 03:18
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Uber Air

Coming in 2023 and by some miracle there will be a flawless autonomous vehicle system.

https://www.google.com.au/amp/amp.ab...ticle/11199466


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Old 12th Jun 2019, 03:20
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Remember Ryan Air Coin Operated Toilets anyone?
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 03:40
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All this from a company yet to make a profit.

Right up there with a 'Terminal' and now 'transformed' Qantas and the other showman Elon Musk colonising Mars in less than a year.
If only the car didn't keep crashing.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-...eveal/10996390
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 04:09
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They clearly haven't met our regulator yet have they?
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 05:10
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They clearly haven't met our regulator yet have they?
Clearly that could be the case!:-)

I can see it now, trial flights next year with CASA right behind them helping them with all their powers as they are that kind of guys!:-)
When the first one crashes or goes wayward & it will some day then that will be that!
I have the popcorn ready for this adventure:-):-)
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 07:09
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We’re getting there with autonomous cars... how hard can a flying one be, right? I think there’s movies about flying cars and the like. This is the future! But 2023?
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 07:25
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This CEO can't even read a bloody script, and she's gonna be able to run an autonomous air transport system.

Cheezus Christos, talk about delusional.
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 07:36
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Oh Boy$$$$

What? Pilotless A/C Next on some fools agenda.?
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 07:50
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For the last 10 years they have been sprouting that fully autonomous cars would be here in another 5 years. I predict autonomous cars will be everywhere in about another 20 years. As for autonomous air taxis....that’ll be another 20 years on top of that. Fully autonomous vehicles, be they cars or air taxis are miles off. We need another computing leap before any of that will happen. Hopefully I will be so decrepit when the air taxis come I won’t be tempted to have a ride in one. If they operate backwards and forwards between the Melbourne CBD and the airport, they better stay outta my way......did someone say wake turbulence.............
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 07:51
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Good luck Uber getting all this past CASA:

. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) told ABC Radio Melbourne the authority would work with the company to ensure the service was safe before it started operating.

CASA spokesman Peter Gibson said the list of challenges for Uber was a long one:
  • The company would have to get a safety certification for the new battery-operated aircraft — which does not exist yet
  • The airspace they would use would have to be managed by authorities
  • The people operating the aircraft would need specialised training
  • Infrastructure for the mini-airports does not yet exist
The regional general manager of Uber Eats, Jodie Auster, conceded the days of pilotless flight were a long way off.

"There's a lot of work to do. An urban ridesharing network in the sky does not happen overnight. It's going to take some time," she said.
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 08:09
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The bigger question is why nobody in the media calls this BS out. Like Musk going to Mars. Since the passing of the late great Ben Sandilands nobody in the Australian aviation media has a clue what their talking about.
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 08:35
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At least Musk has the rockets and the crew module for mars under development the same can't be said for this - do uber actual have a builder for it - no....
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 08:39
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Originally Posted by George Glass View Post
The bigger question is why nobody in the media calls this BS out. Like Musk going to Mars. Since the passing of the late great Ben Sandilands nobody in the Australian aviation media has a clue what their talking about.
agreed; why is it no-one in the media can see what rubbish these claims are
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 09:07
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Do they have MCAS?
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 09:26
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" And in other news, Tesla, Qantas err Uber announce a fanciful plan, which, in early trade, has lifted the share price from yesterday's lows"
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 09:27
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It must be a late April Fools joke.

So, Uber will fly you to Tullamarine, with a $400,000+ drone, plus pilot, airways charges, parking charges, for roughly the same price as a $23,000 Uber Toyota Corolla can.

Then wait for 12 hours to charge the battery for the return leg.

Some business model.

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2019/06/m...cost-a-kidney/

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Old 12th Jun 2019, 09:55
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But there is more......Uber Space...wait for it. between Elon Musk and NASA and their $50,000 per night stay in space, I am sure there will be fight between Yellow Cabs and Uber.....now...where did I put my popcorns?......
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I can only see all that taking a decade or 2 and a million or 2 Nev
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 20:32
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CASA, glad they weren’t around when Magellan and Columbus were ‘doing there thing’. We’d still be stuck in the old world, imagine PPRuNe by carrier pigeon!

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The dearth of investigative journalism is a problem for all. Not only corrupt officials and government malfeasance not discovered and exposed, it allows corporations to say anything without effective scrutiny.

For those interested, many of the trading patterns that the automated systems look for are actually driven by words and phrasing.
With a great amount of stock trading now being driven by algorithms, nonsense like this is 'scanned' and assessed for upside potential and trading often takes place very quickly.

The fact that such a plan is fanciful, fraught with practical and regulatory uncertainty will be conveniently excluded from the 'news' (release) and traded accordingly.

Airlines use precisely this technique.

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