One of my favorite cartoons growing up was The Jetsons. I often wondered (and dreamt) about going to and from school in a flying car. Well, that reality might actually come true, and a lot sooner than people think. There’s a lot of big money and companies all frantically trying to get a product out on the market first and it looks like Kitty Hawk, a startup backed by Larry Page (co-founder of Google), will be on the market by the end of the year.
The company just released the first video of its “flying car” prototype being tested above a lake in California. Supposedly, it’s easy to drive and no license will be needed (I don’t believe that). The one in the video above looks more like a flying jetski than a car but they say this is not what the finished product will look like. The Kitty Hawk vehicle weighs about 220 pounds, can travel up to 25 mph, is 100% electric, and is powered by eight rotors.
According to Business Insider, the company hasn’t said how much a vehicle will cost but is offering an early $2,000 discount for people who are willing to cough up $100 now.
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