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Drones as Mass Transport

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by UNCADON, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. UNCADON

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    I believe these vehicles, if up scaled, could easily evolve into passenger vehicles in the near future. They are autonomous, reliable,
    inexpensive to manufacture,
    stable,
    Have very few moving parts especially compared to cars,
    Need very little infrastructure, ie roads
    Have 2 pairs of opposing props unlike helicopters
    You would not need to be licenced as they are autonomous
    Have 500 ft of clear vertical airspace in which to operate

    Apart from
    Existing Industry resistance due to self interest. Like the Automobile industry with its fuel guzzling, tyre wearing (only a very small percentage of tyres ever get used), natural resource gobbling, polluting, high maintenance products which have proven to be the greatest environmental disaster since the extinction of the dinosaurs I would like to hear any other reasons why, with longer flight times, it couldn't be done soon.

    I would love to hear arguments for and against.
     
  2. Multicoptertec

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    Can't stop progress, but there will always be problems, accidents, etc. Planes, trains, automobiles, helicopters, hoverboards, phones, you name it, they all crash sooner or later.
     
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    I'd say it's going to happen. As for licensing there's no way government is not going to intervene.
     
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