Uber sells elevate

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Uber sells elevate

Postby nuggs » Wed Dec 9 2020, 08:17

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co ... s-55241172

Saw that coming a mile off. So much talk about starting flying taxiies in Melbourne next year haha.
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Re: Uber sells elevate

Postby hand in pants » Thu Dec 10 2020, 00:46

No No nuggs, if uber said it, it will happen. And they've been saying for a while now so it must be true, even the media and caa believes it. Hundreds of flying ride share vehicles. All legal, all approved, all coming and going from hundreds of council approved landing and take off sites. They said it was happening and that idiot from caa said they would help.

Of course they'll have to be pilotless because nobody is licensed/qualified to fly them. They will have to operate on foreign registration because caa might be a bit slow to approve them so they can be put on the aussie register. And there might be a slight problem with airspace. Oh, and I'm sure the local councils will rush approval through for all of the take off/landing sites. And naturally the local residents will welcome the noise with open arms. But there won't be a problem for them to get into controlled airspace because ATC will be happy for them to be there. And I'm sure the general public will gladly park up their car in favor of a ride in a pilotless, electric vehicle that has no history, minimal testing, no safety record and no information about it.

Wow, after writing all of that down, I can't believe uber sold such an obvious money maker off. But them I also can't believe some moron bought it...............................
Hand in Pants, I'm thinking, my god, that IS huge!!!!!!!!
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Re: Uber sells elevate

Postby Yankee » Thu Dec 10 2020, 01:13

HIP....

I dear say it sounds like you’re taking the Mickey out of someone...
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Re: Uber sells elevate

Postby Hello Pilots » Thu Dec 10 2020, 04:20

hand in pants wrote:No No nuggs, if uber said it, it will happen. And they've been saying for a while now so it must be true, even the media and caa believes it. Hundreds of flying ride share vehicles. All legal, all approved, all coming and going from hundreds of council approved landing and take off sites. They said it was happening and that idiot from caa said they would help.

Of course they'll have to be pilotless because nobody is licensed/qualified to fly them. They will have to operate on foreign registration because caa might be a bit slow to approve them so they can be put on the aussie register. And there might be a slight problem with airspace. Oh, and I'm sure the local councils will rush approval through for all of the take off/landing sites. And naturally the local residents will welcome the noise with open arms. But there won't be a problem for them to get into controlled airspace because ATC will be happy for them to be there. And I'm sure the general public will gladly park up their car in favor of a ride in a pilotless, electric vehicle that has no history, minimal testing, no safety record and no information about it.

Wow, after writing all of that down, I can't believe uber sold such an obvious money maker off. But them I also can't believe some moron bought it...............................


They are happy to do so with a vaccine so it would come as no surprise
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Re: Uber sells elevate

Postby Gonsky » Thu Dec 10 2020, 05:28

Uber previously invested 50 mil in Joby and they are adding another 75 mil to that, not sure how that is a bad result? Uber needs to focus on the core business not try to make VTOLS.

Joby already makes electric VTOL aircraft so it is acquiring Uber’s aerial ride-hailing division. This will allow Joby access to Uber’s app infrastructure and Uber gets access to a VTOL manufacturer. Basically integrating their ground and air apps once Joby’s aircraft are FAA certified which should be sorted by 2023. Toyota is also a major investor in Joby.

https://www.jobyaviation.com/news/joby- ... rtnership/

Other interesting news is Lilium partnering with Lufthansa and new EU and US hubs.

https://lilium.com/newsroom-detail/lili ... e-50822406

https://lilium.com/newsroom-detail/lili ... nd-orlando

https://lilium.com/newsroom-detail/lili ... rf-cologne

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Re: Uber sells elevate

Postby Eric Hunt » Thu Dec 10 2020, 07:20

A pilot training centre?

Wasn't Lillium's claim to fame that it was pilotless??
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Re: Uber sells elevate

Postby Gonsky » Thu Dec 10 2020, 07:34

https://lilium.com/

"4 passengers and a pilot" actually stated on the main page so can see how you missed it.

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Re: Uber sells elevate

Postby nuggs » Thu Dec 10 2020, 08:46

It's a bad result because uber obviously don't see they can make money with it soon otherwise they would not of sold it. Also uber is established so people would be more trusting and lenient of letting them run things. No-one has heard of joby, sounds like just another company in the hundreds trying to do the same thing.
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Re: Uber sells elevate

Postby Gonsky » Thu Dec 10 2020, 10:14

Both Uber and Joby were founded in 2009.

Joby has been a very quiet startup that has amassed considerable funding, it is very well known in the VTOL segment. Toyota invested almost 400 mil and also Tesla/SpaceX backer Jeffrey Skoll is also a backer.

The transaction is only strengthening Joby in the VTOL marketplace.

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Re: Uber sells elevate

Postby nuggs » Fri Dec 11 2020, 02:30

Joby may well be well known in the VTOL market but no-one else has heard of them, everyone has heard of uber. Anyway i'm not doubting eventually they will be viable in some form, but the ridiculous timelines uber were giving for startup and mass use of the things in major cities was obviously just marketing.
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Re: Uber sells elevate

Postby Wannabe60Driver » Fri Dec 11 2020, 04:52

Making and certifying any new kind of aircraft isn’t for the feint of heart. The V22 Osprey project took 26 years and $45 Billion before they made it work.

Joby had the funding to take a sledgehammer to most problems other than certification (pretty hard to speed that up) but now they’ve got US military dollars to fund all their testing: https://verticalmag.com/news/joby-aviat ... -aircraft/
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Re: Uber sells elevate

Postby Gonsky » Fri Dec 11 2020, 08:10

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accidents ... -22_Osprey

No amount of money will ever cover the Osprey record, totally flawed platform.

Uber never had any presence in the VTOL market, they were nothing more than the booking agent.

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