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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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CES is the world`s biggest tech show and tons of innovative products will be revealed this week

It happens every January in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and now it is time for it again. CES, or Consumer Electronic Show is the world`s biggest tech show. Google will be there. Samsung and LG will be there. Sony, HTC and Qualcomm have already started unveiling their new products.

The biggest tech show of the year kicks off this week and tons of innovative products will be expected to see. It started already on Sunday last week with a smaller gadget and gizmo offerings. It was just a tease to see what`s to come.

LG created the robot called Cloi and it help users control smart home, but it failed on stage at its CES debut. The South Korean company tried to show the people how new artificial intelligence tech could enhance use of kitchen appliances.

The robot didn`t respond to the commands and experts at the presentation said the demo was «terrible». It probably tells us that the AI-industry still have a long way to go. What about the driverless cars?

Lyft is in Las Vegas to offer rides in their semi-autonomous BMW`s. They just want to demonstrate for tech fans what it will be like to one day hail a self-driving cab. They use a BMW 540i that is riddled with self-driving technology from British company Aptiv.

Aptiv used to be called Delphi Automotive and has been experimenting with self-driving tech for years at CES. We know that Google and Apple are doing the same. CEO Tim Cook said it is the mother of AI.

The cars in the future is not automotive but pure tech companies. They are all there to show the world their Lidar systems which is the eyeballs for the cars that let them drive themselves. Argo.AI, Aurora, Baidu, Cisco, Google and Intel are all at the tech show in Las Vegas with their self-driving vehicles.

People at the Las Vegas show can try these self-driving cars but I hope the ride go better than Cloi`s presentation.

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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