Kittyhawk, Larry Page’s flying car company, is down for good

Kittyhawk, Larry Page's flying car company, is down for good

Kittyhawk, a flying car company backed financially by Google co-founder Larry Page, announced on Wednesday that it was shutting down its operations.

The company had recently completed work on Heaviside, a flying car prototype intended to operate quietly in denser living spaces.

After switching to research and development, “the company saw no way out. Dismissed employees have received four months of severance pay,” said an unnamed Kittyhawk employee told Business Insider.

The company also faced increased competition in the space for electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) from fellow air taxi developers, including Archer Aviation and Joby Aviation.

The outfit’s Wisk Aero joint venture with Boeing is continuing.

Kittyhawk’s decision to cease operations does not change Boeing’s commitment to Wisk. We are … excited to see the work they are doing to drive innovation and sustainability through the future of electric flight,” said a Boeing spokesperson. told Bloomberg.

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