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Mar 13, 2018

Larry Page’s flying taxis approach regulatory approval in New Zealand

<em>The Cora</em>

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern is set to announce a new agreement with a company financed by Google co-Founder Larry Page to test autonomous air taxis for official certification in the country, reports The New York Times. Kitty Hawk, the company building the autonomous planes, has aspirations the partnership will lead to a commercial network of taxis in the country in the next three years. Kitty Hawk is already reportedly working on an Uber-like app that will allow customers to hail one of its air taxis.

In an email to the NYT, Ardern said; “We’ve got an ambitious target in New Zealand of being net carbon zero by 2050... exciting projects like this are part of how we make that happen.” Kitty Hawk’s self-piloted air taxi is...

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