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Pilotless flying car called Cora is planned to be launched in the next three years

We have long been talking about flying cars. For some people it sounds crazy. Those who are laughing at flying cars are also scared of the coming self-driving cars. A car without a driver. And it is just around the corner.

You don`t need a pilot. The new self-flying car has three independent flight computers and can continue to navigate if one fails. The rotors on the self-flying car works independently and if all of them fails, the vehicle has a parachute for landing in a pinch.

 

 

Kitty Hawk is the name of the company developing the new self-flying car called Cora. The company is founded by Alphabet and Google CEO Larry Page.

Last year, Kitty Hawk released footage of a prototype aircraft that flew over water, and yesterday they unveiled its commercial plane. They are now working with the New Zealand government to commercialize its air taxis. Just like Uber, but in skies.

Cora is autonomous and can travel at 150 kmh. Not only that; it is all-electric with a range of 100 kilometers. On top of that; it takes ofF and lands vertically which means you dont have to worry about building thousands of runways. Its like a helicopter, so you just need a rooftop or so.

Cora is self-piloting, so you don`t need a pilot license, and unlike cars on the road, it travels in a straight line and it will never have to stop at a traffic light.

Minister for research, science and innovation for New Zealand, Megan Woods, said that Cora fits in with New Zealand`s aim of having net zero emissions by 2050. Kitty Hawk is operating in New Zealand as Zephyr Airworks.

Kitty Hawk is one of two self-driving-car companies Larry Page have invested in. But they are not alone on the market. Uber is collaborating with NASA to make its flying cars, and Chinese company Ehang is developing an all-electric passenger drone.

Smaller start-ups targeting pilotless passenger aircraft include Lilium, Terrafugia and Joby. At the end of last year, Munich-based Lilium raised $90m from Tencent and venture firms including Niklas Zennstroms Atomico and Evan Williams Obvious Ventures.

According to a poll by Reuters/Ipsos, two-third of Americans are uncomfortable with the idea of self-driving cars. It sounds scary, but Axa, the insurance company, carried out a crash test on autonomous vehicles.

Axa said in a report that about 90 percent of car accidents recorded in Switzerland were caused by the driver. So, if you remove the driver from the car, you could potentially remove 90 percent of the accidents.

We are just a few years away from self-driving cars and self-flying cars being part of the major traffic. Kitty Hawk are planning to launch its fleet of flying taxis in the next three years.

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Flying Cars – What appears in the next 5 to 10 years will be incredible

Many lone-wolf investors have tried to make their flying-car dreams come true, but so far they have all ended up very disappointed. Not only with the cars but also with an empty bank account. Now, everything seems to have changed.

Flying cars have been a dream for a long time, but when will it be a reality? Google`s Co-founder Larry Page can make the dream come true. He had funded the new company that is working with those new flying cars which is Zee.Aero.

Zee-Aero is not a part of Google or its holding company called Alphabet Inc. Zee-Aero is funded by Larry Page since the company’s launch in 2010. Zee-Aero started right next to Google`s headquarters in Mountain View in California.

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Zee-Aero started to work on a small, all-electric plan which in now a flying car. Larry Page have many similarities to Elon Mush and Jeff Bezos. They are all spending their own money to make a better and safer world based on their own childhood dreams.

So far, Larry Page has spent more than $100 million on Zee-Aero, and the company has its airport hangar in Hollister where a pair of prototype aircraft takes regular test flights, according to Bloomberg. Zee-Aero also has a manufacturing facility on NASA`s Ames Research Center campus at the edge of Mountain View.

It`s more easy to build flying cars now than it was a decade ago. The technology is better, materials are better, and autonomous navigation systems are better. All this together can make the flying car dream come true within a few years from now.

Zee-Aero was led by Kroo, the Stanford aerospace professor. He wrote the original Zee-Aero patent, No 9,242,738, which shows a strange-looking one-seater aircraft. Now, the employees are experts in motor and battery hardware.

The company has hired some of the brightest young aerospace designers and they all come from places like NASA, SpaceX and Boing. But they are not alone. A handful of similar companies work on different types of flying cars.

In May E-volo from Germany conducted manned flights of its Volocopter, which is a two-seat aircraft powered by 18 propellers. Other companies in the same business with a different model are AeroMobil, Aviation, Lilium, Airbus and Terrafugia.

One of the co-founders of Pinterest, Paul Sciarra said that electric motors and batteries appeared to have applications well beyond the auto industry. He said:

«The goal is to build a product that impacts the lives of lots of people. Not just folks that are amateur pilots or wealthy, but everyone.»

An aeronautical engineer who`s spent his career designing advanced aircraft at NASA, Mark Moore, said that «over the past five years, there have been these tremendous advances in the underlying technology.»

«What appears in the next 5 to 10 years will be incredible.»

 

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Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and may not reflect those of Shiny bull. The author has made every effort to ensure accuracy of information provided; however, neither Shiny bull nor the author can guarantee such accuracy. This article is strictly for informational purposes only. It is not a solicitation to make any exchange in precious metal products, commodities, securities or other financial instruments. Shiny bull and the author of this article do not accept culpability for losses and/ or damages arising from the use of this publication.

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