Uber unveils new skyport designs for Uber Air

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by editor, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I know the absolute last thing we want to be doing is encouraging more people to take planes - especially on short flights - but these concept designs do look sci-fi cool.

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  2. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    When there are electric planes or those run from a forcefield it will be cool.

    Maybe teleporting will come first?
     
  3. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    It's almost inspiring how Uber keeps coming up with new and innovative ways to lose money.
     
  4. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

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  5. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    If these videos included a simulation of how the vehicle copes with one of the rotors failing I'd be more reassured.

    The eight rotor one might cope. That four rotor one is taking you for a quick trip back to earth I suspect.
     
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  6. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    A nice PR exercise but I bet they were kicking themselves when this story came out the same day - Helicopter pilot killed in NYC skyscraper crash

    If they can get some kind of hot air balloon tech under control I might be able to get behind it but even tiny drones make an irritating noise so would hate to see more of that!
     
  7. Flavour

    Flavour hang the bankers

    They look horrible. Fuck Uber.
     
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  8. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Huh?
     
  9. editor

    editor hiraethified

    You just need to evolve your interaction with an experience-driven society maaaan.
     
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  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  11. editor

    editor hiraethified

    New video:
     
  12. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob

    Flying from a stadium similar to the King Power, makes me think that this must be a safe way to travel :hmm:
     
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  13. 8ball

    8ball Resident Right-Winger

    I'm gonna draw a picture of space station tonight and get the media round for a press conference tomorrow - it's gonna be awesome. :thumbs:
     
  14. 8ball

    8ball Resident Right-Winger

    Frankly amazed they found people willing to go up in that damn fool thing.
     
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  15. likesfish

    likesfish an angry pretend soldier shooting at seagulls

    was going to suggest investing in Russian surplus sams but seeing the reality a deckchair and a few beers and patience :D.
    Helicopter crash but these things are a death trap.
     
  16. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Preferred the old proposal for Liverpool St air interchange TBH:

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    Now that's proper empire-scale building..!
     
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