Do you remember all of those dystopian novels where cars flew across the sky? Or maybe you remember that Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets scene where Harry and Ron arrive at Hogwarts in a flying car. Either way, flying cars always seem to be just out of reach. Well, the co-founder of Google, Larry Page, has been secretly bankrolling two California start-ups, Zee.Aero and Kitty Hawk, in their quests to develop a flying car - at least according to Bloomberg.
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There are ten sources families with the matter, and they said that Zee.Aero has developed a prototype for the aircraft that they regularly test at a facility in Souther California, where many locals have claimed to see a weird spacecraft hovering overhead.The report says they looked like planes and were small enough for one person - so this could be it.
Just last year, website LongTailPipe found a patent dealing with the firm, including rotor blades lining the cockpit.
Kitty Hawk on the other hand, was put out as a competing project by Sebastian Thrun, founder of Google's X Lab. Thrun is famous for helping bring the self-driving car to reality.
The belief is that if they are competing, they will get the work done much more quickly.
Unfortunately, Bloomberg also stated that by just talking about the Page's involvement, the entire thing will stop. Many believe that if the Google co-founder is found out, he will withdraw.
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At the same time, maybe he should be using his money and pull to figure out solutions to other forms of transportation, like mass transit problems that face the entire world.