Check out the Cora Aircraft, a self-flying taxi that takes off like a helicopter and flies like a plane.
This impressive self-piloting aircraft measures just 36 feet in wingspan and is designed for use in urban areas, providing a luxury alternative to a taxi. It has a range of 62 miles on a single charge and can achieve a speed of 93 mph.
Where the pilot should be, there are only two seats for passengers, Kitty Hawk planning to make the Cora fully autonomous by the time it launches. That might be sooner than you think because the Cora self-piloting flying taxi is already being tested in New Zealand and aims for certification in 2021.
Since its inception in 2010, Cora has passed with flying colors every milestone, Kitty Hawk’s official page revealed.
Kitty Hawk, Cora’s creator, is a joint project from Google’s co-founder Larry Page and Sebastian Thrun, co-founder of Google’s self-driving car team and one of the most famous proponents of autonomous vehicles. The company wants to build a fleet of Cora self-piloting taxis, just like the Airbus Vahana or eHang’s Dubai project. Its mission statement sure sounds amazing!
“Cora has the potential to take off from a rooftop and hop across a city. To transform a parking lot into an airpad in your neighborhood. You wouldn’t have to know anything about flying a plane. Cora could fly for you. And it would be all-electric, helping to build a sustainable world,” Kitty Hawk teases.