United States company offers new look at prototype flying vehicle

United States company offers new look at prototype flying vehicle

United States company offers new look at prototype flying vehicle

Not so long ago, in March this year, Kitty Hawk presented the world with the Cora autonomous air taxi.

The firm even says it is now making the futuristic flying vehicle available for test flights for those interested in pre-ordering the auto. It recently completed a test flight and a CNN reporter was the one to do it. It recently unveiled its flying vehicle prototype and hopes to offer rides to users by 2023.

The tiny craft has a wingspan of just 8ft x 13ft, and only has space for just one person. Let's face it, even if we can afford flying cars in the future, how many of us are trained pilots or can hire trained pilots? The FAA does not require aircraft registration or pilot certification to operate the Flyer. It's also intended as the first step in making flying "part of everyday life", according to the company.

The Page-led company is working on two major projects - The Flyer and Cora. The aim now is to get it in the hands of customers; people can express interest via the company's website. "We're on sort of a story arc from recreation, to exploration, to transportation, and we will have to evolve along the way", Reichert told Crane. It can fly only for about 20 minutes on a full charge. A feature of this vehicle is that it will travel through the air.

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Pricing for the Flyer has yet to be revealed, and Kitty Hawk didn't disclose when it will begin deliveries.

Also, Kitty Hawk is being cautious about pushing the speedometer when testing them over land, keeping it around 10 miles per hour.

In a separate development, Bloomberg reported that Volocopter GmbH, a German startup backed by chipmaker Intel and automotive multinational Daimler AG, has developed an electric helicopter that will function as a taxi service to ferry commuters over congested cities. But the question remains - when will they really hit the market?

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