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Google Larry Page tests flying taxis in New Zealand

Google world largest search engine and making new inventions for improving its services Google right now introduce pilotless taxi service in New Zealand this taxi known Cora aircraft which has a dozen of rotors in its wings. which helps to fly upward direction like a helicopter. Cora can fly on the same altitude like airplanes. Pilot-less flying taxis are being tested in New Zealand as part of a project backed by Google co-founder Larry Page that supporters say will revolutionize personal transport.The Cora prototype being tested in New Zealand’s South Island uses three onboard computers to calculate its flight path and is capable of carrying two passengers.

New Zealand regulators late Tuesday approved plans for Zephyr Airworks, a subsidiary of Page’s company Kitty Hawk, to develop and test the futuristic air taxis Known as Cora, the electric aircraft has a dozen small lift rotors on its wings, making it capable of vertical take-off and landing like a helicopter.But developers say it is much quieter, meaning it could transport passengers in urban areas using rooftops and car parks as landing pads.

 

The computers operate independently as a safety measure and the aircraft can deploy a parachute if anything goes wrong.The aircraft, previously known as Zee.Aero, has a range of 100 kilometers (62 miles), reaching speeds of 150 kmh and an altitude of up to 900 meters (3,000 feet).

The Cora project envisages they will become so common that “air travel will be woven into our daily lives”.

Zephyr said using them would be a simple experience for passengers.

“You wouldn’t have to know anything about flying a plane. Cora could fly for you,” it said in a promotional video. “And it would be all-electric, helping to build a sustainable world.”

Page’s company is also developing a prototype personal aircraft called the Kitty Hawk Flyer and unveiled an early model in the United States last year.

However, it looked more like a recreational plaything than a flying car, suitable only for flying above water and seating the pilot in an open top cabin exposed to the elements.