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Aerospace/Military: Taxi Company Says Come Fly With Us … Someday: Uber wants drones to shuttle its passengers...

Aerospace/Military: Taxi Company Says Come Fly With Us … Someday: Uber wants drones to shuttle its passengers...

Taxi Company Says Come Fly With Us … Someday September 30, 2016 Uber, for lack of a better description, the freelance livery and taxi service, has been researching vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) technology in order to jockey its customers around via self-flying drone taxis. The company claims drone riders will beat city street traffic and drastically reduce commute times by taking off this way. Essentially, VTOL is relating to an aircraft that can hover, take of, and land vertically just like a helicopter. Instead of two propellers – one on top and one in the helicopter tail – VTOL crafts have multiple rotors, possibly wings, and would require batteries for operation. Naturally, operation, like future cars would be autonomous. Both plans and research are in the very early stages and certain obstacles must be addressed. For example, a single-passenger drone has a batt...

Full article: http://www.sensorsmag.com/seventh-sense-blog/taxi-company...

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