Google co-founder’s Kitty Hawk unveils its electric autonomous flying taxi

Kitty Hawk, the company led by the ‘godfather of self-driving cars’ Sebastian Thrun and backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, has revealed its Cora aircraft, which is a hybrid vertical take-off and landing design that can take off like a helicopter but fly like a plane.

 

 

The vehicle can travel at over 93 miles per hour, and has a range of around 62 miles on a single charge. It’s wingspan is around 36 feet, making it very small for a commercial aircraft, which is idea for its intended use in and around urban areas. It has room for two passengers on board, with side-by-side seating including one where you’d normally find the pilot.

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