New Zealand is focused on becoming "net carbon zero" by the year 2050, which is why prime minister Jacinda Ardern embraced the emissions-free transportation project. According to the company's FAQ, the plane has three independent flight-computers and can navigate even if one goes down, while each rotor works independently and just in case things really go wrong the plane has a parachute for landing without its fans. The cabin will seat two passengers. Therefore, Cora has no need for a runway. In keeping with 21st-century trends, it's also fully electric with a range of about 62 miles.
Speed: About 110 miles per hour / about 180 kilometres per hour.
Pence calls for Joy Behar to apologize to Christians
He added, "It's just simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance". In contrast, "Pence didn't back down and that sets a good standard", Showalter opined .
The company has been pitching the air taxi privately since 2016, finally choosing New Zealand as its R&D and certification location as well as its launch market due to the country's large support of renewable energy and electric vehicles as well as its accommodating airspace regulations. Kitty Hawk's operations in New Zealand, however, is being led by Zephyr Networks, whose chief executive is Fred Reid, founding CEO of Virgin America.
Kitty Hawk and other companies now pursuing autonomous electric taxi services still face significant regulatory hurdles in the USA before the unique business models can become a reality. A timeline on the website shows how far things have come over the years, from its first hover in 2011, first self-piloted transition in 2014 and the beginning of self-piloted testing in New Zealand last October.
You might not think of New Zealand as being on the cutting edge of aviation innovations, but with a new self-flying taxi aiming to achieve regulatory approval, perhaps it's time to rethink that assessment.
Robinson, breaking out in a big way in 2015 with 80 receptions, 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns, only turns 25 in August. Robinson missed virtually all of last season after he suffered a torn ACL in the very first game of the year.
Cohn said he would resign shortly after he lost a fight over Trump's plans for hefty steel and aluminum import tariffs. Rick Saccone, a Republican who is in a tight special-election race in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District.
The Vikings have reached out to the agent of free-agent quarterback Drew Brees , per NFL Media's Tom Pelissero . Of course, conventional logic would tell you that there's no chance Brees leaves the Saints but I'm not so sure.
It's left manager Jürgen Klopp in a rather annoyed mood, eager for the chance to show his side can bounce back. If it's Old Trafford, it's Liverpool and it's the Premier League , it usually means a couple of things.
Tillerson, formerly the CEO of ExxonMobil, was out of the country, finishing a week-long tour of several African nations. Last Thursday, Tillerson said it would be premature for Trump to hold talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un .
Even Prince Alwaleed bin Talal , one of the world's wealthiest men, was locked up at the Ritz, according to the newspaper. A Saudi general may have been tortured to death during the royal purge headed by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman .
At 11:17AM ET (15:17 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rose 60.97 points, or 0.39 percent, to 15,665.76. Last week Tillerson said that an upcoming meeting between Trump and Kim would focus on "talks" rather than "negotiations".
ABC says the Deception premiere was its best scripted bow in the time period since the beginning of Quantico in September of 2015. For a quick recap of the week, here are some of the highlights you just won't want to miss! It's all good for the brand.
The World Bank, European Union and other European governments have paid almost US$75 million (NZ$102 million) in funding. Hamdallah and Faraj left the Gaza Strip after the conclusion of the opening ceremony at the water purification plant.
A star for Skywalker
Patrick's Festival CEO said: "The role of International Guest of Honour is something we have been considering for a few years". In addition to Mark's Star Wars connection, research into his family history has found that he has a double-link to Ireland.
'Flava in Ya Ear' rapper Craig Mack dies at age 46
DJ Scratch said on Instagram that Mack formerly handled his turntable setups and breakdowns. "Because Craig was my rodie on tour". Then a few years later he went on to make one of the biggest most iconic songs in Hip Hop history.
Little sign of rust from Rashford
Vincenzo Montella does not have a lot of pressing injury concerns hampering his preparations for the crunch Champions League tie. After a falling out between Pogba and his manager regarding tactics, the Frenchman was dropped for a number of games.
Elements in Taliban Open to Peace Talks: Mattis
These and other moves boosted the number of United States troops in Afghanistan by at least 3,500 to a total of more than 14,000. Mattis said he had seen some positive indications from Islamabad, noting some Pakistani military operations along the border.
Printable bracket for women's NCAA Tournament 2018
Spoiler: UConn is going to make it! Buffalo, Creighton, Minnesota and Oklahoma were the final teams to get bids to the tournament. If Notre Dame advances, the Irish would head out west to potentially face No. 2 seed OR if the seeds hold.
Benue killings: I reprimanded IGP quietly
The governor stated the visit might also signal a complete end to the violent attacks on Benue communities by marauding herdsmen. He said 60 percent of the IDPs were sadly children who ordinarily should have been in school.
Venus defeats Serena at Indian Wells
Over the years, the two sisters have played out some memorable encounters but this one is surely the most unique of the lot. In 2001, the sisters were set to play here in the semifinals but Venus withdrew minutes before the match, citing an injury.
Why Tesla Suspended Model 3 Production Last Month
Zacks Investment Research cut Tesla from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Saturday, January 20th. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD grew its holdings in Tesla by 77.1% in the fourth quarter. (NASDAQ: TSLA ).