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(UPI)   Chinese automaker unveils flying electric car that can carry two passengers. It has eight propellers, a small capsule-like frame, and an unbelievably long power cord   (upi.com) divider line
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2020-09-27 7:20:47 AM  
"Chinese automaker unveils flying electric car helicopter"

We can't have flying cars until people realize that helicopters are not cars.
 
2020-09-27 7:30:33 AM  
Who dufug posts and then greens a flying car story without a picture of the vehicle.

Come on now!   Subbyadmin.
 
2020-09-27 7:32:14 AM  

way south: "Chinese automaker unveils flying electric car helicopter"

We can't have flying cars until people realize that helicopters are not cars.


We have robots today, but only because we call autonomous vacuum cleaners and radio controlled toys "robots."

People call Alexa, and web apps "A.I"

So yes, they will be calling personal helicopters "flying cars"

and not getting cancer will eventually be called "the cure for cancer"

/aint life in the future grand?
 
2020-09-27 7:34:37 AM  
Neat. If only I had a 75' square, flat, and clean area with no vertical obstructions at my house.

This seems like the kind of toy that killed Roy Halladay.
 
2020-09-27 8:10:24 AM  
If we ever get flying cars we are going to have so many spectacular deaths.
 
2020-09-27 8:19:32 AM  

largedon: If we ever get flying cars we are going to have so many spectacular deaths.


11'8 is definitely going to be a bit more gruesome...
 
2020-09-27 8:35:34 AM  
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2020-09-27 8:41:20 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: [Fark user image image 259x242]


Fark Moller.
 
2020-09-27 9:04:48 AM  
The Chinese made it. It will have a nice mixture of lead and asbestos in it then.
 
2020-09-27 9:15:29 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: way south: "Chinese automaker unveils flying electric car helicopter"

We can't have flying cars until people realize that helicopters are not cars.

We have robots today, but only because we call autonomous vacuum cleaners and radio controlled toys "robots."

People call Alexa, and web apps "A.I"

So yes, they will be calling personal helicopters "flying cars"

and not getting cancer will eventually be called "the cure for cancer"

/aint life in the future grand?


Not getting cancer is as much the cure for cancer as not getting tuberculosis is a cure for tuberculosis.
You're avoiding the problem, not fixing it. People won't remember that as a cure, they'll just notice that people stop getting cancer.
Also I don't think most would call remote control toys and appliances "robots" if they don't immigrate human functions.  We have industrial robots but these often mimic a human feature (like being a dexterous arm). We call the others by more direct names like roomba or washing machine.

Approaching the flying car by making an electric aircraft doesn't remove it from the purview of the FAA or the complications of certifying pilots and helicopters. It will not have the convenience or utility of what people expect in a car.
There's a slim chance that it can become safe and affordable enough that the rules change, but then the name will probably change too. I don't think anything short of a change in propulsion can bring about a proper "flying car".

...However if we're going to get sloppy with the terms then it can be said we have tens of thousands of flying cars in service and they are perfectly practical.

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2020-09-27 9:27:34 AM  

Nocrash: Who dufug posts and then greens a flying car story without a picture of the vehicle.

Come on now!   Subbyadmin.


Here it is.
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2020-09-27 9:29:34 AM  

way south: brainlordmesomorph: way south: "Chinese automaker unveils flying electric car helicopter"

We can't have flying cars until people realize that helicopters are not cars.

We have robots today, but only because we call autonomous vacuum cleaners and radio controlled toys "robots."

People call Alexa, and web apps "A.I"

So yes, they will be calling personal helicopters "flying cars"

and not getting cancer will eventually be called "the cure for cancer"

/aint life in the future grand?

Not getting cancer is as much the cure for cancer as not getting tuberculosis is a cure for tuberculosis.
You're avoiding the problem, not fixing it. People won't remember that as a cure, they'll just notice that people stop getting cancer.
Also I don't think most would call remote control toys and appliances "robots" if they don't immigrate human functions.  We have industrial robots but these often mimic a human feature (like being a dexterous arm). We call the others by more direct names like roomba or washing machine.

Approaching the flying car by making an electric aircraft doesn't remove it from the purview of the FAA or the complications of certifying pilots and helicopters. It will not have the convenience or utility of what people expect in a car.
There's a slim chance that it can become safe and affordable enough that the rules change, but then the name will probably change too. I don't think anything short of a change in propulsion can bring about a proper "flying car".

...However if we're going to get sloppy with the terms then it can be said we have tens of thousands of flying cars in service and they are perfectly practical.

[Fark user image image 850x566]


A thermostat is a robot
 
2020-09-27 9:30:55 AM  

MindStalker: Nocrash: Who dufug posts and then greens a flying car story without a picture of the vehicle.

Come on now!   Subbyadmin.

Here it is.
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I choose the impossible
 
2020-09-27 9:33:27 AM  

Nocrash: Who dufug posts and then greens a flying car story without a picture of the vehicle.

Come on now!   Subbyadmin.


That reminds me.  I need to submit that article about my MASSIVE penis and how all the hot chicks dig me.
 
2020-09-27 9:34:25 AM  

Fano: way south: brainlordmesomorph: way south: "Chinese automaker unveils flying electric car helicopter"

We can't have flying cars until people realize that helicopters are not cars.

We have robots today, but only because we call autonomous vacuum cleaners and radio controlled toys "robots."

People call Alexa, and web apps "A.I"

So yes, they will be calling personal helicopters "flying cars"

and not getting cancer will eventually be called "the cure for cancer"

/aint life in the future grand?

Not getting cancer is as much the cure for cancer as not getting tuberculosis is a cure for tuberculosis.
You're avoiding the problem, not fixing it. People won't remember that as a cure, they'll just notice that people stop getting cancer.
Also I don't think most would call remote control toys and appliances "robots" if they don't immigrate human functions.  We have industrial robots but these often mimic a human feature (like being a dexterous arm). We call the others by more direct names like roomba or washing machine.

Approaching the flying car by making an electric aircraft doesn't remove it from the purview of the FAA or the complications of certifying pilots and helicopters. It will not have the convenience or utility of what people expect in a car.
There's a slim chance that it can become safe and affordable enough that the rules change, but then the name will probably change too. I don't think anything short of a change in propulsion can bring about a proper "flying car".

...However if we're going to get sloppy with the terms then it can be said we have tens of thousands of flying cars in service and they are perfectly practical.

[Fark user image image 850x566]

A thermostat is a robot


Anything is a robot if you're brave enough.
-Abe Lincoln
 
2020-09-27 9:40:49 AM  

Thosw: TheGreatGazoo: [Fark user image image 259x242]

Fark Moller.


Yeah, 50 years of scamming investors with 0 seconds of actual flight time.

When I had to commute halfway across Atlanta I looked into gyrocopters and powered parachutes.  It was easier to get a different job that was closer.
 
2020-09-27 9:53:52 AM  

way south: "Chinese automaker unveils flying electric car helicopter non-flying model of a concept"

 
2020-09-27 10:01:33 AM  

jaytkay: way south: "Chinese automaker unveils flying electric car helicopter non-flying model of a concept"


Meh, its a quad-copter essentially. I'm sure it flies just fine.  Is it safe and reliable? Will it cut your head off?
No, and Yes.
 
2020-09-27 10:07:21 AM  
The technology for flying cars has been around for decades. The irresponsible recklessness and stupidity that has been human nature for millennia is what prevents flying cars from happening.
 
2020-09-27 10:12:34 AM  
You are going to need more than earplugs if these things catch on.  I wonder how the noise compares to say, a helicopter hovering 100 feet over your house.
 
2020-09-27 10:12:35 AM  

Nocrash: Who dufug posts and then greens a flying car story without a picture of the vehicle.

Come on now!   Subbyadmin.


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2020-09-27 10:14:46 AM  
to the voloport!

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2020-09-27 10:22:11 AM  
2 people in China. That's like, one adolescent American child.
 
2020-09-27 10:36:47 AM  

Thosw: TheGreatGazoo: [Fark user image image 259x242]

Fark Moller.


I will grant him that's a pretty mock-up.
 
2020-09-27 10:38:05 AM  
Flown by Sum Ting Wong and Wi Tu Low?
 
2020-09-27 10:54:34 AM  
Time to kickstart my steel umbrella business.
 
2020-09-27 10:56:31 AM  

MindStalker: jaytkay: way south: "Chinese automaker unveils flying electric car helicopter non-flying model of a concept"

Meh, its a quad-copter essentially. I'm sure it flies just fine.  Is it safe and reliable? Will it cut your head off?
No, and Yes.


I can't imagine it can lug a useful weight in batteries along with 250-300 lbs of people & cargo.
 
2020-09-27 11:19:53 AM  

MindStalker: Nocrash: Who dufug posts and then greens a flying car story without a picture of the vehicle.

Come on now!   Subbyadmin.

Here it is.
[cdn.i-scmp.com image 850x580]
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Now I see the problem TFA title says flying car, but that word NEVER used in the story and obviously it is not. Story says electric flying vehicle.

/sometimes (often) dickhead idiot editors will jazz up the title. Even subby didn't notice?
//flying car, stuck in toilet, naked man, and bothering sheep, are all good search terms to find articles to submit to fark.
 
2020-09-27 11:50:26 AM  
It's a helicopter. Gee, what will they think of next?
 
2020-09-27 11:56:06 AM  
The Police Helicopter Squad | Cartoon Box 98 | by FRAME ORDER
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2020-09-27 2:00:02 PM  

Bruscar: It's a helicopter. Gee, what will they think of next?


I hear the Chinese have almost perfected an amazing new technology called "robot arm." There were some setbacks at first:
https://www.plantservices.com/industr​y​news/2018/factory-worker-struck-by-fal​ling-robotic-arm-impaled-with-10-steel​-spikes/

But then there was a breakthrough, (of sorts) :
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2​0​19/01/us-indicts-huawei-for-stealing-t​-mobile-robot-selling-us-tech-to-iran/​

Soon they will integrate a handjob machine into these flying cars. I can't wait.
 
2020-09-27 2:13:55 PM  
It's not that hard. Give a helicopter larger wheels and add a small electric motor to power them.
 
2020-09-27 4:11:49 PM  
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2020-09-27 7:00:32 PM  
So they believe that an ongoing genocide and an upcoming war with India isn't going to kill enough people?
 
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