(T) This week Uber had its Elevate Summit conference to announce its vision for “urban air mobility”. This week also, Silicon Valley startup Kitty Hawk, partly funded by Google Larry Page, released a video of a flying car. This follows many other announcements such as Airbus revealing a self-piloting flying car prototype last month at the Geneva Motor Show, or AeroMobil an Eastern European start-up announcing the availability of its flying cars, that can pre-ordered for 1.2 to 1.5 M euros, for the end of this year.
I sure cannot wait to see how large aerospace incumbents and new start-ups will be provided to us those vertical takeoffs and landing vehicles (VTOL) so that I can avoid Silicon Valley traffic from Palo Alto to San Francisco :).
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Airbus and Italdesign’s Pop.Up System:
Web Site: Italdesign
Web site: AeroMobile flying car
Kitty Hawk Flyer:
Web site: Kitty Hawk
Web site: zee.aero
Note: The picture above is from Airbus.
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