It may not look like your average science fiction flying car, but a new vehicle developed by US-based Kitty Hawk is being touted as the first craft that makes personal flight possible.
The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a new, all-electric aircraft, according to the company.
It is safe, tested and legal to operate in the US in uncongested areas under the ultralight category of FAA regulations.
The prototype (pictured here) was unveiled this month, and it will be available commercially by the end of the year.
The current model has been developed to fly over water.
Sebastian Thrun, CEO of Kitty Hawk, tweeted that the Flyer is set to change the future of personal transportation.
The Flyer is described as an ultralight aircraft or octocopter that takes off and lands vertically. It can attain ad hod and altitude of about 15 feet.
Google co-founder Larry Page has invested in Kitty Hawk, as well as in other flying car startups.