Flying car startup Kitty Hawk backed by Google’s Larry Page, unveiled its first commercial vehicle, offers test flights
For hundred years people have been dreaming of flying cars. Now it has become a reality with Kitty Hawk’s flying car, a startup backed by Google co-founder, Larry Page. The fully electrical car can fly between 3 to 10 feet off the water, powered by 10 independent lift fans, and can fly for up to 20 minutes or 20 miles. It’s something between a pontoon plane and a drone. The flying car is currently available for pre-order. The company hasn’t publicly disclosed a sale price.
Kitty Hawk was launched last year in Google’s home town of Mountain View, California, and has been testing a prototype in New Zealand. The company also launched a new website, flyer.aero, to demonstrate the new flying car.
Kitty Hawk chief executive Sebastian Thrun, who founded the Google X lab devoted to “moonshots” such as self-driving cars and internet-synched eyewear, was quoted by CNN as saying piloting Flyer was as easy playing the video game “Minecraft.”
Below is a video of Kitty Hawk in action.