Uber spams with drones; sales of HERF guns skyrocket

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

Drivers stuck in traffic in Mexico City lately have found themselves being buzzed by a fleet of sign-toting drones. "Driving by yourself?" some scolded in Spanish. "This is why you can never see the volcanoes" -- a reference to the smog that often hovers over the mega-city and obscures two nearby peaks.

It wasn't exactly a plea for environmentalism, though -- it was an ad for UberPOOL, part of Uber's big push into markets across Latin America.

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9 Responses:

  1. dr2chase says:

    I can haz bullwhip?

  2. Couldn't decide whether this was real or photoshop.

    If it's real, string guns are another option.

    • dave glasser says:

      My interpretation is that it is not Photoshopped, but it was an ad shoot, not some sort of generally deployed tech.

  3. aerique says:

    So, even after reading the article I'm only 90% sure this is a Onion-like hoax. Someone help me out?

  4. Kevin Lyda says:

    Would silly string work - perhaps gum up the propellers? Or maybe some sort of yarn gun. You could out hipster them.

  5. Bill Paul says:

    How long before there are drones hovering inside the DNA with signs telling us to exercise vague caution?

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