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Kitty Hawk Flyer ready for production

Kitty Hawk Flyer ready for production

Kitty Hawk, the California-based flying vehicle company founded by Google Alphabet CEO Larry Page, on Wednesday unveiled the final version of its latest model Flyer.

The company is now testing Cora in New Zealand.

A company in Las Vegas is hoping to make the flying auto a product of the future.

The other, dubbed Cora, is a two-seat electric aircraft with 13 rotors that takes off and lands vertically and is designed as a transportation alternative in cities.

Piloting Kitty Hawk is as easy as playing the video game Minecraft, chief executive Sebastian Thrun said in published reports.

The start-up teased the Flyer in a demo video a year ago, and is now nearing public roll out.

The company is offering a £1,560 discount to those willing to pay an early £78 deposit for a vehicle now, although the full price hasn't been revealed.

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A flying auto project has unveiled a model that can be taken for test flights by potential buyers. This enables it to complete a vertical take-off and landing like a helicopter.

Kitty Hawk promises to get people in the air in less than an hour because of the Flyer's simple control system, which comprises just two joysticks.

But Kitty Hawk CEO Sebastian Thrun says the vehicle will one day be able to go up to "50, 60 or even 100mph".

Test flights by first timers take place over water, with top speeds limited at 20mph and the altitude restricted to no more than 3m (10ft).

"Flyer is created to be easy to fly for recreational purposes over water and uncongested areas", said the website. The personal vehicles are available for pre-order.

"Our immediate priority is to invite small groups of people - customers, influencers, media and community members - to experience the freedom of flight here in our newly opened training facility". Kitty Hawk has not said how much the vehicles would cost.


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