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kipperthefrog
11-20-2004, 08:07 AM
-Clicky- (http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/11/18/explorers.jetpods/index.html)

It apears the back to the furure flying cars is becoming a reality. I hope this thing works. I also hope to fly to Hawaii or something at a cheaper price...

Maybie air fair is high becuase there are too many people and not enough planes. mabie THIS will help the problem.

EDIT: they wouldn't get much business if it was too expensive.

LightNinja
11-20-2004, 08:57 AM
flying car? that is a yellow plane

wassup
11-20-2004, 01:58 PM
Some people can't even drive safely and properly on the ground, how are they going to in the air? Think of the mayhem.

Sure, I'd love to have a flying car, but it better have a competent driving test for the license. Unlike the joke that passes off as "driving tests" these days.

Evil Dark Jedi
11-20-2004, 02:01 PM
Originally posted by wassup
Some people can't even drive safely and properly on the ground, how are they going to in the air? Think of the mayhem.

You know you are right. It would be mayhem.

kipperthefrog
11-20-2004, 04:38 PM
It will be comletly computer controlled, so no worry there...

Samuel Dravis
11-20-2004, 04:45 PM
Originally posted by kipperthefrog
It will be comletly computer controlled, so no worry there... Mmmhmm. So no one will crack it? No viruses? :p That would be quite dangeresque unless they find some new way of dealing with that kind of thing.

Evil Dark Jedi
11-20-2004, 04:47 PM
Originally posted by kipperthefrog
It will be comletly computer controlled, so no worry there...

Ahemm yes there is. What if the computer crashes?

BongoBob
11-20-2004, 07:18 PM
:¬:

I thought you meant there was a real working one, not just some company saying they think they can do it within 10 years.

Jed
11-20-2004, 07:25 PM
THREAD DOES NOT DELIVER. :mad:

stingerhs
11-20-2004, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by kipperthefrog
It will be comletly computer controlled, so no worry there...
oh yeah, i'm not worried in the least bit...
Originally posted by Evil Dark Jedi
Ahemm yes there is. What if the computer crashes?
one word: microsoft

ET Warrior
11-20-2004, 11:14 PM
Well, multiple things for me to apparently clarify in hyar.

Firstly, they're obviously not going to be civilian driven craft. Seems a lot more like a taxi service, and if it was human driven, then it would be a certified car/plane/bus thingy pilot.

Secondly, you all seem to think computer control is a terrible thing, but have you ever wondered just how much of our current cars are run by computers? I'll let you in on a secret....a LOT. You know those systems that take power in your tires from the tires that are slipping and move to the tires that are gripping? That's computer control right there.

An operating system like Windows is a GREAT deal more complex than a computer system that would pilot a vehicle, believe it or not.

With an OS you have to take into account anything and everything that can happen at any given time. You must be ready to accept interrupts from your I/O devices, you need to set up timeslices and memory allocation for processes that you want to run, etc. etc.

flying a vehicle like that would entail a much reduced workload, because each flight would be nearly identical to the last. You'd need to have it capable of handling errors, and there'd almost CERTAINLY be a pilot riding along, JUST in case something happened that the computer couldn't handle.


All in all, I think most people associate computer control to equate with their own PC experiences, while that is NOT the case atall.

Astrotoy7
11-21-2004, 12:35 AM
Originally posted by Jed
THREAD DOES NOT DELIVER. :mad: Damn right Jedski... :p

thats is just a damn yellow mini plane :D and its FUGLY :p

the only flying cars I accept MUST look like this, or better
http://www.bttf.jp/goods/bitmap/aoshima_delorean_02f.jpg

as for the mayhem thing, i dont think it'll be too bad, GPS technology is fantastic and this would be an excellent application for it :D

mtfbwya

kipperthefrog
11-21-2004, 08:57 AM
You right about computer controlls..

unless we figure out antigravity, we won't have hoverpads.

Originally posted by Astrotoy7
Damn right Jedski... :p

thats is just a damn yellow mini plane :D and its FUGLY :p

the only flying cars I accept MUST look like this, or better
http://www.bttf.jp/goods/bitmap/aoshima_delorean_02f.jpg

as for the mayhem thing, i dont think it'll be too bad, GPS technology is fantastic and this would be an excellent application for it :D

mtfbwya

Here is another flying car... (http://travel.howstuffworks.com/flying-car.htm)

EDIT: sorry if you fell the thread misleads, but the planes are just the begining, they will develop soon enough.

Astrotoy7
11-22-2004, 03:02 AM
Originally posted by kipperthefrog
EDIT: sorry if you fell the thread misleads, but the planes are just the begining, they will develop soon enough.

Bah ! what I want is those cars you can get that you can launch onto the water as speedboats...they are available(at $300k) and they look hella cool too :D

mtfbwya

Boba Rhett
11-22-2004, 03:06 AM
Give me DeLorean or give me death.

Alegis
11-22-2004, 06:43 AM
EDIT: they wouldn't get much business if it was too expensive.
With "proof of concept" test flights scheduled for 2006, Avcen hopes the first jetpods will cost around $1 million.

:|

I strongly agree with ET. Think about Auto-pilot in planes etc. This is also a taxi service.

It's in improvement in technology, but it will still take a while before someone can take his "drivers flying license"

toms
11-22-2004, 06:44 AM
some people have very high standards for their flying cars...


The thing i don't get, is that they are obviously just intended as a taxi service, not to be drien by everyone.... but you can do all that with helicopters... why don't we have more helicopter taxis?

ET Warrior
11-22-2004, 07:23 AM
I think because Helicopters are a really slow and fuel inefficient means of transportation, in addition to not being able to fit that many people comfortably.

El Sitherino
11-22-2004, 10:40 AM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
I think because Helicopters are a really slow and fuel inefficient means of transportation, in addition to not being able to fit that many people comfortably. you've obviously never been in a hospital helicopter :joy:

this is about 3 year old news :x.

*heard about this nearly 3 years ago.*

ET Warrior
11-22-2004, 02:13 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
this is about 3 year old news :x.

*heard about this nearly 3 years ago.*

Captain Redundancy strikes again!

:)

El Sitherino
11-22-2004, 07:37 PM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
Captain Redundancy strikes again!

:) you're just jealous of my knowledge.

acdcfanbill
11-22-2004, 09:22 PM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
I think because Helicopters are a really slow and fuel inefficient means of transportation, in addition to not being able to fit that many people comfortably.
not to mention that helicopters take a horrible horrible amount of work and parts for upkeep.

kipperthefrog
11-23-2004, 05:31 AM
they are developing Light propulsion, HERE (http://science.howstuffworks.com/light-propulsion.htm)

maybie they can put something like this as the hoverpad wheels, know what I mean?

IG-64
11-23-2004, 05:45 AM
Me and my bro talk on aim, because we wear headphones and can't hear each other. Heres a convo we had on the subject:

IG 64 Assassin = Me.
IGTIBERIUS64 = My bro.

IG 64 Assassin: hovering cars>flying cars
IGTIBERIUS64: doh
IGTIBERIUS64: pointless :|
IG 64 Assassin: think about it, you could kill demolish all the roads, but keep the traffic
IG 64 Assassin: no more asphault jungle
IGTIBERIUS64: o boy traffic
IGTIBERIUS64: weee
IG 64 Assassin: lol
IGTIBERIUS64: not to mention everyone would speed like hell
IG 64 Assassin: traffics reduces chaos
IG 64 Assassin: airplanes have traffic :|
IGTIBERIUS64: the technology needed isnt worth it :P
IG 64 Assassin: maybe
IGTIBERIUS64: unless they use magnets
IGTIBERIUS64: then we still need roads
IG 64 Assassin: but it would be cool to one day not have asphault roads
IGTIBERIUS64: still have to hace clearings though
IGTIBERIUS64: and what about drainage systems
IGTIBERIUS64: think of the flooding 8|
IG 64 Assassin: I dunno
IG 64 Assassin: keep the holes? :P
IGTIBERIUS64: roads look ugly but theyre the backbone of urban areas
IGTIBERIUS64: without those they would all be like the country :P
IGTIBERIUS64: shack in no where
IG 64 Assassin: lol
IGTIBERIUS64: no drainage no order kept
IGTIBERIUS64: and without roads it would be harder to see thigns on the road
IGTIBERIUS64: what about reflectors?
IG 64 Assassin: stop killing my dream XP
IGTIBERIUS64: owned.
IG 64 Assassin: it could work.
IGTIBERIUS64: but would it be worth it :P
IG 64 Assassin: without roads would we need drainage?
IGTIBERIUS64: roads dont take up that much space :|
IGTIBERIUS64: its the parking lots :P

Thought it might be intresting for you guys :giveup: