Kitty Hawk halts work on original flying car project

published 04.06.2020 11:44

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In brief: Kitty Hawk Corporation, the electric personal aircraft manufacturer based out of Palo Alto, recently announced that it is winding down one of its earliest projects after learning everything it needed.

Flyer was one of the more ambitious flying vehicle projects to emerge in recent memory.

Work on the craft started nearly five years ago with Kitty Hawk first sharing it with the public in mid-2017.

Over its lifetime, Kitty Hawk built 111 examples that were flown by more than 75 people.

In an exchange with TechCrunch, Kitty Hawk CEO Sebastian Thrun noted that no matter how hard they looked, they could not find a path to a viable business for Flyer.