Startup reveals 'BlackFly' flying car that 'anyone can pilot' [Video]

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Silicon Valley startup reveals BlackFly flying car prototype that "anyone can pilot" and claims it will cost the same as an SUVCalifornia-based startup Opener has built a working prototype of its flying carDubbed "BlackFly," the all-electric car can travel 25 miles at speeds of 62mphIts...

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Silicon Valley startup reveals BlackFly flying car prototype that ‘anyone can pilot’ and claims it will cost the same as an SUV

  • California-based startup Opener has built a working prototype of its flying car
  • Dubbed ‘BlackFly,’ the all-electric car can travel 25 miles at speeds of 62mph
  • Its developers hope that to keep it affordable, costing …

A Silicon Valley startup has developed a flying car prototype that it claims 'anyone can pilot.' Called BlackFly, the single-seat, all-electric aircraft doesn't require a pilot's license to fly

The vehicle, which has been tested in Canada, takes off and lands with a joystick, but also has a 'return to home' feature that enables autonomous flight back to a landing base

Users don't need a pilot's license to operate it, but they must take part in minimal training given by Opener, including sitting in a simulator for about five minutes

Unlike other flying car models, Leng plans to keep BlackFly affordable, with a price tag near the cost of a traditional SUV. Earlier models may not be as inexpensive, however

The vehicle, which has been tested in Canada, takes off and lands with a joystick, but also has a 'return to home' feature that enables autonomous flight back to a landing base

BlackFly is an ultralight vehicle that consumes less energy than a traditional electric car and is also built to be steathily quiet. The battery can be recharged in as little as 25 minutes