Google tests flying taxis in NZ
SELF-PILOTED flying taxis are being tested in New Zealand as part of a project backed by Google co-founder Larry Page that supporters say will revolutionise personal transport.
Since October last year, the drone-like invention has been seen flying over the South Island and will be for an estimated six years trial period with operations based around the city of Christchurch.
Known as Cora, the electric aircraft has a dozen lift fans on its wings, making it capable of vertical takeoff 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.
Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/inventions/kitty-hawk-and-google-cofounder-larry-page-test-selfflying-taxi-in-new-zealand/news-story/e77f1462d1368401aa4c790134d3c452