WATCH: Google's 'flying car' takes flight

2017-04-26 19:00 - Unathi Nkanjeni
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Cape Town - With the world changing and becoming more fast tech-dependent, its seems as though traveller's dreams are being turned into a reality more and more, thanks to flying cars.

The latest project - the Kitty Hawk Flyer  - backed by Google's founder, Larry Page, has the people talking after he shared footage of it on Monday, 24 April.

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Although the propeller-powered, all-electric aircraft is not exactly a car, the ultralight aircraft is “safe, tested and legal to operate in the in uncongested areas under the Ultralight category of FAA regulations,” according to its website, and was designed for flying over water.

You don't need a license to operate this prototype flying car, as the company says "you’ll learn to fly it in minutes."

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The company says the aircraft can automatically hold an altitude of up to 15 feet.

"We believe when everyone has access to personal flight, a new, limitless world of opportunity will open up to them," the company says on its website.

Enthusiasts will only be able to purchase the craft by the end of the year for an as-yet-unannounced price.

Introducing the Kitty Hawk Flyer

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