Chinese company EHang brought its EH 216 autonomous flying taxi to Raleigh, N.C. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, for the first demonstration flight of a pilotless aerial passenger vehicle in North America. Video by Ethan Hyman, [email protected] Read more at:

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  1. Change your title to “speeches about first demonstration flight” because we didn’t see much flying. Maybe some hovering, but not much flying.

  2. BLADES LOOK'S LIKE IT WILL CUT YOU IN HALF, THEN WHAT IF SOMEONE HACKS IT ? HOW DUE YOU SURVIVE ? CAN YOU JUMP OUT WITH PARACHUTE ? CAN'T IF BLADES ARE SPINNING, THEN GETTING CHOPPED UP LIKE CHOP LIVER. THEN WHAT HAPPENS ? LAWSUIT'S BIG TIME ! COOL AS UNMANNED AND FOR TOYS, BUT TO MANY WILL OVER CROWD THE AIR SPACE TAKING DOWN OTHER PLANES BY ACCIDENTALLY HAPPENING, SORRY BUT WE HAVE TIME, ONLY THE VERY RICH USES HELICOPTERS, BUT YOU DON'T REALLY NEED TO BE RICH, GO TO NASCAR, THEY FLY IN FROM HOTELS BY HELICOPTERS, SAME WITH FANS, COST PER FAN ON A 8 PASSENGER ISN'T BAD PRICE. AT LEAST THOSE ARE ALWAYS CHECKED OUT, WHO WILL CHECK THESE OUT IN BETWEEN PASSENGERS ? NO GUARDS ON BLADES, MUST SHUT OFF COMPLETELY BEFORE EXITING ? LOOKS THAT WAY. Ever watch the movie The Italian Job and the guy hacks all the electronic cars to make the armored truck go a certain route, yeah that will HAPPEN SOME DAY WITH STUFF LIKE THIS, JUST LIKE OLD CORDLESS HOME PHONES, POLICE CAN LISTEN OR NEIGHBOR'S EVEN STILL WITH BABY MONITOR'S. BUT MY MOTHER LISTENED TO MINE AND CAME AND GOT ME, MY FRIEND WAS TALKING TO A GIRL, WE WERE JUST 14 YEARS OLD. SHE TURNED MY STEREO ON TO LISTEN TO MUSIC WHILE CLEANING IN THE KITCHEN, MY ROOM WAS OFF THE KITCHEN, EASY, WELL THERE'S MY FRIEND AND THE GIRL'S TALKING AND IT WAS PRETTY BAD ON THE GIRLS TALKING, I WASN'T ALLOWED TO DATE HER, SHE DIDN'T WANT ME BECOMING A FATHER THEN. JUST 5 YEARS AGO, SAME HAPPENED TO MY COUSIN ON BABY MONITOR, A NEIGHBOR DOWN THE ROAD OUT IN THE BOON DOCKS/WOODS ON 10 ACRES OF LAND NEIGHBORHOODS HOUSES ARE FARTHER APART, THEY WERE FRIENDS AND SHE GOT A CALL BECAUSE SHE RECOGNIZED THE VOICE AND CALLING THE. OTHER KIDS NAMES TO STOP PICKING ON EACH OTHER. THEY SAY IT'S FIXED NOW BUT REALLY ? WHAT ABOUT FOURTH OF JULY AND EVERYONE LIGHTING OFF THESE BIG FIREWORKS ? THEY FLY HIGH AND GO BOOM THAT MIGHT UPSET SOMETHING AND SHUT IT OFF. COOL BUT I SEE LOTS OF DANGEROUS THINGS HAPPENING. IF HAPPENS, THEN MUST HAVE A LIMIT TO A STATE, BUT SOME KID WITH HIS OR HERS TRAXXIS REMOTE CONTROL RACING CARS/TRUCKS THAT GO UP TO WHAT 70 MPH OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, EACH TIME THEY CHANGE OUT BY RACE MASTER AND GIVEN THE FREQUENCY USES, WAY TO MANY THINGS ON THESE AIR WAVES. GOOD LUCK BUT I'LL STAY TO THE GROUND, NO ONE WILL SHOOT ME OUT THE SKY BECAUSE WE ARE 150 FEET OVER THERE HOUSE GOING SOMEWHERE, I JUST HAD A PLANE BUSS MY HOUSE AND AREA FOR OVER AND HOUR, CIRCLING, GPS FOR MAPS, NOT RIGHT THAT PEOPLE CAN LOOK RIGHT INTO YOUR PRIVACY LIKE YOUR BACKYARD, MUST PAY FOR PERMITS FOR FENCING AND THEN PAY FOR IT, ITS FOR A REASON, GO ON MAPS AND ZOOM INTO ANYWHERE, CAN SEE PEOPLE FROM ABOVE AND SEE WHAT KIND OF VEHICLE'S IN DRIVEWAY. ITS CALLED INVASION OF PRIVACY. WHEN WILL IT END ? I TALK ABOUT THINGS TO MY WIFE, THEN I MIGHT GO TO USE MY CELL PHONE INTERNET TO LOOK UP SOMETHING, GUESS WHAT, WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT, ITS ALL RIGHT THERE IN AD'S AND TO SHOP FOR IT. I COULD SEE IF I LOOKED IT UP BUT NOPE. THESE THINGS LISTEN AND MAKE SUGGESTIONS, WHEN ROCK & ROLL DID THAT SO THEY SAY, THEY GOT SUED OVER IT FOR PEOPLE TAKING THEIR OWN LIFE'S, SO WILL PEOPLE START WITH THIS, PEOPLE BUY THING'S THEY CAN'T AFFORD, WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENS TO THEM, DEPT, THEN OTHER THING'S. TALK BADLY AND NOTHING LIKE TALK ABOUT GUNS, NOTHING, WHO CONTROLS THIS, A COMPANY THAT'S TO HUGE. LOTS OF WEIRDOS IN THE WORLD AND YOU EXPECT TO HIRE THE TOP PILOT'S WITH NO ISSUE'S EVER, THEN IF THEY HAVE ONE, WELL MAYBE THERE LISTENING TO PASSENGERS TALK BAD ABOUT THE FLIGHT, THEN WHAT, WILL THE OPERATOR SNAP IF THAT BAD AND CRASH IT, OR WILL IT BE PUT ON AUTOPILOT ? IF AUTO, THEN LOOK WHAT HAPPENED OVER THE PASSENGER VEHICLE'S, THEY TAKE NAPS AND THESE VEHICLES DO CRASH SOMETIMES. THEN I KNOW PEOPLE GETTING RARE ENDED FROM AUTOMATING BRAKING AND JUST A BAGS BLOWING ACROSS ROAD BUT PICKED UP AND HIT BRAKES, PERSON BEHIND WAS RIDING THERE TAIL. BUT VERY PREVENTABLE NOW, ONLY A BAG. WILL ANYONE NEED A LICENSE IF THESE VEHICLES DRIVE THEMSELVES ? THEN I COULD GET DRUNK AND NOT WORRY ? AGAIN GOOD LUCK BECAUSE DRONES ARE COOL FOR MILITARY USE AND FOR PERSONAL USE AS A TOY, JUST DON'T FLY OVER SOMEONE'S PROPERTY, OVER MY YARD, IF I CAN HIT WITH A BASEBALL OR ROCKS, THEN ITS COMING DOWN AND UNPLUGGED FROM BATTERIES. GOOD LUCK AND GIVE CREDIT WHEN ITS DUE BUT I THINK WE AREN'T READY FOR THE JETSONS CARTOONS JUST YET, ALWAYS KNEW IT WAS GONNA COME, TV MOVIES AND CARTOONS ALWAYS COME TRUE YEAR'S LATER DOWN THE ROAD. THIS IS ANOTHER PROOF OF IT !!!

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