Google co-founder Larry Page’s own flying car company, Kitty Hawk, has revealed its first flying car.
The company, Kitty Hawk is in Google’s home town of Mountain View, California, and has been testing a prototype in New Zealand.
The quadcopter is powered by lithium batteries, has 10 small lift rotors on its wings, making it capable of vertical takeoff and landing like a helicopter. The new version of Flyer features a complete cockpit big enough for one person. The flyer is controlled by two joysticks in the cockpit, and the craft hovers in place when not actively being driven.
Kitty Hawk unveiled the design in 2016, then the prototype in 2017, and the test flights by first-timers were carried out over water, reaching top speed limited to 32 kph (20 mph) and the altitude to no more than 3 meters.
According to Kitty Hawk, In the US, Flyer operates under FAA CFR Part 103 – Ultralight. FAA does not require aircraft registration or pilot certification though flight training is highly encouraged.