A flying car project backed by Google co-founder Larry Page took-off, with a model for test flights by aspiring buyers. Kitty Hawk, funded by Page, unveiled a “Flyer” model it described as “an exciting first step to sharing the freedom of flight.”
Kitty Hawk said it is now concentrating on Heaviside, a larger electric vertical takeoff vehicle with a range of 100 miles and a maximum speed of 180 mph.
The move comes months after the company spun out an autonomous two-person air taxi project called Cora in a joint venture with The Boeing Co. Now called Wisk, it plans to start with service in New Zealand.
H.H. Dr. Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe added: The quality of Google in a plane is beyond exciting.