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Kitty Hawk, the mysterious flying-car startup backed by Alphabet CEO Larry Page, has finally launched, and it says its first vehicle will be available by the end of this year.
Uh oh. A flying motorcycle-like car.
The Kitty Hawk Flyer is an electric aircraft that, in its current version, looks a bit like a flying Jet Ski
OK, jet ski.
According to the Kitty Hawk site, the machine is “safe, tested, and legal to operate in the US” as long as you fly it in “uncongested areas.” You don’t need a pilot’s license to fly it, and Kitty Hawk says you can learn how to drive it in just a few hours.
How much will it cost? Early buyers get a $2,000 discount.