We all know Google’s co-founder, of course, Larry Page has been seriously involved in air travel projects. After supporting Kitty Hawk in developing the Cora air taxi, a report has it that the executive is also involved in the design of a new flying car that could change the future of flying automobile vehicles, it’s called BlackFly.
Meet BlackFly, The World’s First Rideable Flying Car
According to the report, BackFly is able to hold one person and can travel up to 40 kilometres away at a speed of almost 100 km/h. The vehicle moves with the help of a joystick similar to that of aeroplanes and does not require a pilot’s license in the United States to ride.
The vehicle is developed by Canadian Opener and despite not requiring a pilot’s license to ride, you will need to undergo proper training before taking BlackFly for a spin. “Security has been the goal that has guided us in the development of this new technology,” said Opener CEO Marcus Leng.
The company claims to have conducted BlackFly testing over the last nine years. During this period, more than 1,000 flights were carried out, totaling 160,000 kilometres. The final version has eight propulsion systems distributed on the front and rear wings to keep it running if one of the systems fails.
While normal automobile and aeroplanes run on gas (fuel), BlackFly uses electric power and it can be fully charged in less than 30 minutes. You won’t find car tires on the vehicle because it was developed to take off from grassy spaces and it can also manage to start a flight on water as well.
At the moment there is still no information regarding the price of BlackFly, However, according to the BBC, the price will be comparable to that of an SUV. “We will offer competitive pricing in an effort to democratize three-dimensional personal transport,” explains Leng, of course, the CEO of the Canadian aerodynamic company Opener.
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