Larry Page’s autonomous air taxi ‘Cora’ flies in New Zealand

Larry Page’s autonomous air taxi ‘Cora’ flies in New Zealand

Reports surfaced in 2016 that Google co-founder (and now Alphabet CEO) Larry Page had two ‘flying car’ projects in the works, and while we saw the Flyer recreational vehicle unveiled last year, today it’s time to meet Cora. An ‘air taxi’ developed by Page’s Kitty Hawk company, the electric aircraft is intended for use as part of a transportation service instead of sale to individual users.

It’s built to use self-flying software, and uses 12 lift fans for vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) like a helicopter, so there’s no need for a runway.

Source: engadget.com