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Saturday, June 25, 2016

One of the Google's founders keen to develop a flying car?

One of the founders of Google, Larry Page, secretly obsessed with flying cars. Interestingly he did not create his own company, but by funding two startup at the same time to develop the vehicle.
According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Google co-founder, Larry Page, has been personally funding two startup companies who are developing flying cars. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1b8Sbk)
In fact, as reported by Bloomberg, Page has codenamed the guy upstairs or `GUS` in Zee.Aero, a startup financed by him. In this company, the specific involvement of Page touted should remain hidden.
It looks real, but does it work? Zee.Aero's mysterious prototype aircraft. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1b8Sku)
The money that has been spent by Larry Page so far is more than US $100 million or equivalent to Rp.1.32 trillion. Of that money, Zee.Aero has made a prototype flight in the airport hangar in Hollister, California, United States (US).
The Zee.Aero aircraft design's unique propeller arrangement allows for vertical take-off and landing. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1b8Sku)
Of that money anyway, this startup now has the research facilities at NASA Ames Research Center campus, Mountain View. Page called as a major donor.

Besides Zee.Aero, Page has financed other startup named Kitty Hawk. The company he funded approximately a year ago. The head office of startup is only half a mile from his office Zee.Aero.

Mentioned, startup which employs approximately one dozen engineers are making "something that resembles a giant version of the quadcopter drone." Unfortunately so far Page, Zee.Aero, and Kitty Hawk, could not be reached. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BLOOMBERG | DAILYMAIL]
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