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Sebastian Thrun: 'The costs of the air taxi system could be less than an Uber'

The Guardian

The 51-year-old artificial intelligence and robotics scientist is responsible for co-developing Google Street View, pioneering self-driving cars, founding Google X – the internet giant's secretive research lab – and revolutionising education by kickstarting massive open online courses (Moocs). His most recent project is developing flying cars. You launched your flying car company, Kitty Hawk, in 2015 backed by Google co-founder Larry Page and you have two projects in development – a personal aircraft called Flyer and an autonomous air taxi called Cora. Why do we need flying cars? The ground is getting more and more congested – we are all stuck in traffic all the time.


Google X's online course teaches you to build flying cars

Daily Mail - Science & tech

You can now learn how to build a flying car in just four months thanks to a new $400 (£295) online course. Online education provider Udacity, which is owned by Google X and Kitty Hawk founder Sebastian Thrun, has announced two new'nanodegrees'. One course will teach users the basics of driverless car engineering, while another will show students how to make systems for autonomous flying vehicles. You can now learn how to build a flying car in just four months thanks to a new $400 (£295) online course. Education provider Udacity has announced two new'nanodegrees' teaching users to make driverless or flying vehicles, such as the AeroMobil car pictured here Students will learn the basics of autonomous flight, including vehicle state planning and estimation, as well as motion planning.