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Old September 27th, 2018, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by aramis View Post
Sorry, but I disagree vehemently.
I wouldn't expect anything less from you.

The next time you're outside in an actual urban area, look up. Look at all the wires running between all the telephone poles. Look at the height of the buildings. Look at how close they are to each other.

The places with the population and "money" density necessary to support such a service already have a very crowded air space. Crowded not only by other users, but physical objects too. Buildings are close together, have multiple stories, and create vortexes when the wind blows. VTOL or not, you are not going to be landing any sort of aircraft in that.

This service isn't going to be carrying people in West Cheddar, Vermont or East Walrus, Alaska. It's going to be carrying people in NYC, Tokyo, Shanghai, and the like. It's going to carrying people where preexisting density has created the gridlock the vehicles are meant to bypass.

Hell, Uber's own press release shows the vehicles using dedicated pads instead of curbside service. Who are we to second guess them?
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