"US Army reveals it is teaming up with Uber to develop designs for 'silent and efficient' flying taxis
- Uber and the Army have partnered to fund and research quiet rotor technology
- Goal is to create usable stacked co-rotating propellers, with two rotor systems
- The design is said to be much quieter and more efficient than traditional setup "
"Uber has demonstrated not only advanced vehicle technologies, but the ability to utilize gamefication to control and manipulate a large force of drivers said Dr Jaret Riddick, director of the ARL's Vehicle Technology Directorate. Modern military aircraft are incredibly expensive and even the Army has its limits, but harnessing the power of the gig economy where individuals absorb the costs and maintenance on vehicles may solve key budget issues.
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