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armyUS Army will work with Uber on co-rotating propellers for flying cars

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The Army is joining forces with Uber to build out technology that could help get the next generation of military helicopters and a proposed fleet of flying taxis off the ground. The rideshare company and Army Research Lab announced Tuesday …

citiesUber’s technically inferior self-driving system kills an Arizona Pedestrian

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A self-driving car operated by Uber appears to have caused the first known death of a pedestrian struck by an autonomous vehicle on a public road. Uber has suspended testing of its self-driving cars in Tempe, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and …

carsUber and Waymo have settled lawsuit for $245 million in Uber stock

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Waymo had originally sought a $1 billion settlement last year before the trial got underway, but Uber rejected that deal. Waymo has settled for 0.34 percent of Uber’s equity at the company’s $72 billion valuation, which is around $245 million. …

carsVolvo will sell tens of thousands of self driving cars to Uber between 2019-2021

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There are currently about 100 self-driving Volvos self-driving Volvos on Swedish roads. In November, 2017, Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, signed a framework agreement with Uber, the ride sharing company, to sell tens of thousands of autonomous driving compatible …

internetUber paid a $100,000 ransom to hackers who stole data on 57 million customers in 2016

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Uber lost data on 50 million riders and 7 million drivers in 2016 and paid ransom and did not tell users. Compromised data from the October 2016 attack included names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders …

flying carsUberAir flying cars coming to Los Angeles in 2020

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Uber says that by 2020 they will be testing a few flying cars in Los Angeles and a real commercial flying car service will follow a few years later. Uber Elevate and UberAir are the names of the service they …

carsWorldwide ridesharing at $285 billion per year by 2030 will be profitable when self driving

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A recent Goldman Sachs study projected that the worldwide ride-sharing market could grow eight-fold by the year 2030, reaching $285 billion annually. Currently ridesharing is about $36 billion. Right now, they estimate the global taxi market is worth $108 billion, …

elon muskSpacex will have to fix turbopumps for next version of Falcon 9 to qualify it for NASA manned flights

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The Wall Street Journal indicates a forthcoming report from the US Government Accountability Office focuses most closely on issues with turbopumps in SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. The report has found a “pattern of problems” with the turbine blades within the …

airplanesBigelow Aerospace CEO calls for doubling of NASA budget to 1% of federal budget

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Space entrepreneur Robert Bigelow said Nov. 17 that he believes that the Trump administration should as much as double NASA’s budget in the coming years and make plans for a human return to the moon. The Obama administration, in its …