Google cofounder flies his flying taxi in New Zealand

Kitty Hawk released footage of one of those vehicles in flight, billing it as a cross between the Delorean from “Back to the Future” and “The Jetsons” hovercar. He said it is building and testing “all-electric vertical take-off and landing products” in New Zealand.

Kitty Hawk named it ,” the vehicle can “take off like a helicopter and transition to flying like a plane,”. is also self-piloting, can fly faster than 150 kilometers per hour (93 miles per hour) and has a range of 100 kilometers (62 miles), according to the company.

“We are offering a pollution free, emissions free vehicle that flies independently,” Fred Reid, head of Kitty Hawk operations in New Zealand, said in their website. Several other companies, including Uber and Airbus, are also racing to commercialize flying taxis. The vehicles more often look like small planes than flying cars.


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