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Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk, headquartered in Mountain View, California, builds electric flight transportation solutions. It was founded in 2010.

The company's stated goal is to free people from traffic with electric transportation and solutions. It designs, test, and builds vertical take-off and landing products for both formal and informal contexts.

Product

Kitty Hawk has two products: Cora and Flyer. Cora is an every day air taxi that can take off and land similarly to a helicopter, allowing a smaller landing pad space that would normally be needed for aviation devices. The device is intended to be installed with self-driving software, opening up aviation flight to the masses.



Flyer is designed for a personal flying experience. It is an aircraft made of composite material which makes it lightweight, aerodynamic, and waterproof. It uses lithium-polymer batteries for power and has software that employs data from senors on the aircraft to aid with the process of flying. 

Timeline

October 3, 2019

Kitty Hawk announces its Heaviside vehicle.

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Darrell Etherington
February 5, 2020
TechCrunch
Air mobility company Wisk has singed an agreement with the New Zealand government to set up and run an air taxi trial in the region of Canterbury, with the goal of flying passengers once its Cora aircraft is certified to do so by the country's aviation authority. Cora is an electric vertical takeoff and landing [...]
Ars Staff
January 30, 2020
Ars Technica
How on Earth do you patch the software on a computer orbiting the Moon? Very carefully.
Adam Satariano
November 5, 2019
www.nytimes.com
Lilium, a German start-up, illustrates the potential and the risks of creating a new generation of electric aircraft for urban transportation.
Richard Lawler
October 4, 2019
Engadget
As the field of players in "urban air mobility" (read: flying cars) get more crowded every day, the Larry Page-backed effort Kitty Hawk is trying a different ap...
Josh Constine
October 3, 2019
TechCrunch
Once you get up high enough, you don't have to worry about a lot of the obstacles like pedestrians and traffic jams that plague autonomous cars. That's why Sebastian Thrun, Google's self-driving team founder turned CEO of flying vehicle startup Kitty Hawk, said on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF today that we should expect true [...]
Kirsten Korosec
October 3, 2019
TechCrunch
Sebastian Thrun is waving a device in his hand with an excited, almost gleeful expression on his face as he trots from a makeshift aircraft hangar toward the secret project that Kitty Hawk Corp. has been working on for nearly two years. The serial entrepreneur and co-founder of X, the Alphabet moonshot factory, isn't trying [...]
Darrell Etherington
August 15, 2019
TechCrunch
Flying cars, or at least their functional equivalent, edge closer to reality every day - and startup Kitty Hawk wants you to know it's putting in the flying time to make it happen. The company, led by former Google self-driving car visionary Sebastian Thrun, has now flown its first aircraft, the one-person Flyer, over 25,000 [...]

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