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Why stop at electically propelled helicopters? Helis are known for their complicated variable pitch propeller settings. Multi-rotor drones are easier. Will probably end up being safer (less complicated). And may even be combined with ground transportation. http://evworld.com/blogs.cfm?blogid=1417
Last year I projected to TMC that I would create and fly electric helicopter inspired by my 9 years of Tesla cars. Mission accomplished: Since that TMC event in Reno we have flown and set altitude (800 ft), duration (30 min), speed (100 knots) and payload (2 pilots) records for electric helicopters aka E-VTOL. Thank you Tesla for the inspiration!!!
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Going 3D is easier up in the air. No expensive infrastructure like tunnels needed. When authorities will allow drones for parcel delivery, why not beef-up the rotors and airlift passengers? Electric rotor technology is constantly evolving, so are lightweighting and battery technology. If we expect cars to ‘2D-maneuver’ autonomously through dense city traffic... then it should be less of a problem to have rotor-equipped vehicles auto-pilot themselves through the air, where there’s lots of 3D space to maneuver... Right?
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Geachte mevrouw De Jager,

Mag ik u wat vragen over de Automotive Innovation Award waarvoor u jurylid bent?

M.vr.gr.

Ralph Panhuyzen
sevehicle@gmail.com
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Noticing the Communities, Google+ seems like a sporadic thing to most people, me included.

This Community's motto is:
From phone to smartphone... From car to auto-mobile.
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Haarlem, NL
Oct. 20th, 2015

Dear Mr. Black,

I read what you wrote in The Week about MH17. There is something intriguing about this sad affair. The Dutch investigators say that no country had warned their airlines for the Ukraine war zone. What strikes me as odd, since the American FAA did. So did MI5, that had warned British Airways. I have tried to bring this to the attention of the Dutch media, unsuccessfully. They all rather rant on that Putin is to be held responsible. Think about it, if it weren't for MH17 the West would probably already have found ways to fight off IS together with Russia...

Of course, looking forward to hearing your comment,
Cheers,
Ralph Panhuyzen
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Ralph Panhuyzen commented on a post on Blogger.
Great to see that an outsider is about to kick some serious car industry butt. The freeing up of all sorts of resources by intensifying car usage via car and/or ride sharing and enabling the weak and the old (and the drunk) to stay mobile are the robo car's biggest assets with which Google wants to disrupt the auto industry. I can see three major "Yes, buts" though. Firstly, what about Fahrvergnügen? Why does going from A to B have to become that joyless? Secondly, the prospect is that we will stay responsible for a long time. Dozing off in autonomous-driven cars is out of the question, at least in the EU. What better to involve the person behind the steering wheel than to offer a new take on driving? It's why we game, not some robot. Thirdly, this needn't be the end of the "personal car" as we know it. To give you an example, Apple's reinvention of the good ol' phone went so far, that usage and ownership (of its iPhone) was taken to a whole new level... The magic word is reinvent! One can therefore already envisage a sort of "Best of Both Worlds Auto-Mobile" appear on the horizon: relax in auto-mode, actively enjoy in manual override mode - even more than in today's cars.
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