About the future way to travel there are many, autopilot and flying cars are favored capital approach. Recently, Google co-founder of investment " flying car " project, a few days ago "fly line Taxi " has started test flight in New Zealand.
Flying taxi Cora
This flying taxi is mainly used for transportation services, not for individual users. It was built for use with automated flight software, using 12 elevator fans for vertical take-off and landing (VTOL), just like a helicopter, so no need for a runway, not only powered by power, but also autonomous flight. When it rises into the air, a single propeller can drive Cora to fly at speeds of up to 180 kilometers, with altitudes between 150 and 900 meters.
Kitty Hawk said the flight taxi has three separate flight computers that can continue to navigate even if it crashes. Each rotor can work independently. In the event of a plane failure, the aircraft can land with a parachute without a fan. Cora uses pure electric energy and can accommodate two passengers with a wingspan of about 11 meters and an initial cruising range of about 100 kilometers.
Freedom of flight belongs to everyone
As early as 2016, there were reports that Google co-founder Larry Page (now Alphabet CEO) is funding two "flight cars" projects. Last year we saw the ultralight version introduced by Kitty Hawk. Aircraft Flyer, now its flight taxi Cora began to test flight in New Zealand.
I hope to create a future where "flying freedom belongs to everyone", just as the Wright brothers originally piloted a plane in North Carolina. As the New York Times explained, today the company and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern jointly announced an agreement to test the flight taxi.
However, there is currently no timetable for when to use a flying taxi.
Imagine a taxi system made up of unmanned aerial vehicles in the future. In fact, this is Uber's long-standing goal, but it has not been realized yet, and it has already taken a step forward by Larry Page (founder of Google).