In this fierce battle of launching flying cars, Kitty Hawk has taken a step ahead by collaborating with an American aerospace company Boeing. Kitty Hawk is a California-based electric aircraft manufacturing company currently supported by the co-founder of Google, Larry Page, and managed by the co-founder of Udacity, Sebastian Thrun.
The actual aim behind the strategic collaboration is unclear. However, it is expected that both the companies will focus on urban air transportation, particularly on the safety measures and management of autonomous vehicles along with the piloted vehicles.
Kitty Hawk has revealed that it would launch two small aircraft: Cora—a two-seater air taxi, and Flyer—a personalized flight vehicle. According to the publication, the collaboration would focus on the autonomous, fully electric flying cab Cora.
General Manager and Vice President of Boeing NeXt, Steve Nordlund, stated that joining forces with an established air taxi manufacturing company like Kitty Hawk would help them to achieve their goal of making air taxis a safe platform of future mobility.
On a similar subject, Israel-based fast-growing startup NFT Inc. is going to debut its new flying car: the ASKA that will be capable of driving on roads as well as follow the air routes.
After investing two years in designing the design and concept, NFT will reveal its conceptual model of the ASKA at an Israeli meeting to be held next week. The startup is expecting to conduct ride trials in the Q1 of the coming year and to launch commercially in 2025.
Maki Kaplinsky, Co-founder and CEO of NFT, has stated a little bit about ASKA before its debut. She said that the upcoming model would be a three-seated eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) vehicle that will be capable of travel autonomously up to 150 Miles.
According to the projections set by Deloitte, the market capitalization of the eVTOL vehicle in the US will double in ten years from 2025 to 2035.