As early as 2010, Mark Moore, an aeronautical engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center, published a study on the implementation of electric aircraft. Moore wrote about a structure that, like a helicopter, maneuvers easily on takeoff and landing, but is much smaller and quieter than that. VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing), a plan to implement a vehicle known as a vertical flying car, has already inspired generations of engineers.
Google co-founder Larry Page – after reading Moore’s research – secretly signed with two Silicon Valley startups, Zee Aero and Kitty Hawk, to develop the technology outlined by Moore, Bloomberg said.
After thirty years, however, he bids farewell to NASA and continues his work at Moore and Google’s rival, Uber. The man will be the director of the aviation development branch – where he can work on a flying car known as Uber Elevate. Moore says he couldn’t even find a better company than Uber for his purpose. The leader in public passenger transport is perfectly suited to put the latest urban electric VTOL on track, he says. However, there are still a number of obstacles to implementation that are not purely technical. For example, if the first flying cars were born, airlines and other transport organizations would also need to be consulted to develop rules for safe daily use.