Tag Archives: Uber

Uber’s flying taxis

The daily reports that the Army and UT-Austin engineers will cooperate with Uber on developing “stacked rotors” for electric flying taxis. A scifi dream come true.

If all goes well, Uber plans to have a demonstration flight by 2020 and commercial operation in 2023.

“The technology exists,” said Rob McDonald, head of vehicle engineering at Uber Elevate. “It’s not science fiction. “It’s not a pipe dream…It’s such a compelling experience that people will want to experience it.”

Some might. Not me, thanks. Not after Uber’s self-driving taxi killed a woman pedestrian in Arizona.

Via 512tech

Ride-share in Austin? You could lose your car

The regulators and the regulated are at it again, the former protecting the latter from competition, instead of, you know, helping the consumer. Ha, ha. Regulation is never about the consumer. That’s just political window dressing.

Try to offer ride-sharing service here in Austin via the Lyft or Uber apps? You could lose your car. Simple as that. No consumer protection here, fella, just competition protection.

As the Instapundit says, when the market rules, the opportunities for graft decline. And the regulators can’t have that. Not even in Texas. No sirree.