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Driverless hover-taxi makes 'concept' flight

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Dubai has edged closer to its goal of launching a pioneering hover-taxi service, with the authorities announcing a successful "concept" flight was made on Monday without passengers.

Safety features for the two-seater air taxi include emergency parachutes and nine independent battery systems, according to Dubai's Road and Transport Authority (RTA).

It said the prototype, supplied by Germany-based Volocopter, can fly for 30 minutes at a maximum speed of 100 kilometres per hour (62mph).

https://phys.org/news/2017-09-driverless-hover-taxi-concept-flight-dubai.html

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I like reading about these types of transportation , but I will never see any thing like it in " Small Town Wisconsin " ! Pity.

 

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i wish I had a self driving taxi or car, then it could go to work without me. :D

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21 hours ago, ROGER said:

I like reading about these types of transportation , but I will never see any thing like it in " Small Town Wisconsin " ! Pity.

 

I don't think I would trust a machine with my life. Not without a Human as an override.

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On ‎9‎/‎25‎/‎2017 at 3:40 PM, ROGER said:

I like reading about these types of transportation , but I will never see any thing like it in " Small Town Wisconsin " ! Pity.

 

Who knows, Roger.  Maybe a small WI town would be better for testing than a larger town.  If sometime goes wrong there's potentially less collateral damage and minimal loss of life.  Any lss of life is unacceptable, but why risk more than you have to.

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Amazon(c) delivery is one thing, but I dunno 'bout this.

The closest I feel comfortable with it is if they need to auto-pilot my already dead carcass to the morgue.

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