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Uber’s Ad-Toting Drones Are Heckling Drivers Stuck in Traffic

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ippei
1202 Driver Rider Guru
 Posted 4 years, 6 months ago

You've got to be kidding me.

"Forget billboards—motorists now have ads buzzing a few feet above their windshields"

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602662/ubers-ad-toting-drones-are-heckling-drivers-stuck-in-traffic/

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    jbauer
    397 Driver
     4 years ago

    The fact that you CAN does not mean you SHOULD.

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      CasPer
      325 Rider
       4 years ago

      Are there really no laws against this?!!  Come on regulators?!

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        jbauer
        397 Driver
         4 years ago

        Well, look at what happened when we waited for the law makers to save the taxi industry.  All gone.  Medallions that were selling for over $1M a few years ago are completely worthless now.

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        lilly
        1024 Rider Guru
         4 years ago

        I was wondering the exact same thing.

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    ippei
    OP 1202 Driver Rider Guru
     4 years ago

    Just to be clear...   This is an adveritsement campaign Uber ran to market Uber.  I don't think this is a sevice you can hire Uber to do.  Those aren't ad-delivering Uber drones!  

    Even though, I guess that is certainly possible in the future.   Here's more info from The Verge

    http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/17/13308014/uber-drone-advertising-mexico-city-carpool-dystopia

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    lilly
    1024 Rider Guru
     4 years ago

    What?! This is insane! Just wait until the first reported car accident that is caused by these drones!