Zephyr said using the air taxi would be a simple experience for passengers, similar to taking a ride-share in a auto.
Google Co-Founder Larry Page invested heavily in a very secretive company called Kitty Hawk, run by Google X's former executive Sebastian Thrun, and now the self-piloting flying taxis that the company has been working on are ready to be revealed to the public.
Self-flying taxis could zip through the skies of New Zealand if Kitty Hawk has anything to do about it.
Cora is all-electric, with self-driving software and seats two. The project went by the code name Zee.Aero for a while, which Kitty Hawk said was the name of their Cora team during the development stage. In keeping with 21st-century trends, it's also fully electric with a range of about 62 miles.
Flying cars, autonomous or otherwise, have picked up major traction in the last few years.
This time around, though, Kitty Hawk's ambitions are bigger. The publication said Kitty Hawk doesn't intend to sell their VTOL planes, but rather operate the commercial network.
A California-based company unveiled an autonomous air taxi on Tuesday in Christchurch, with an eye on revolutionising personal air travel within the next decade.
The company has been pitching the air taxi privately since 2016, finally choosing New Zealand as its R&D and certification location as well as its launch market due to the country's large support of renewable energy and electric vehicles as well as its accommodating airspace regulations.