Dec 17, 2019

Watch the First Commercial Self-Flying Helicopter Take Off

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Rather than representing an entirely different take on the flying car, the helicopter’s new brains are more equivalent to the “self-driving” features you see in contemporary cars — an effort to make vehicles safer and more accessible than ever before.

“Today, we design our lives around traffic and make decisions about where we live and work based on how hard it is to get there,” Mark Groden, Skyryse CEO and founder, said in a statement. “To get there, we need to make urban flying as safe as riding an elevator and as accessible and affordable as riding a bus.”

The technology behind the feat called “Flight Stack” allows for either full or partial autonomous flight — think of it like cruise control on a car.

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