Boeing is just about the biggest name in aerospace, despite , but if it's going to survive against the likes of , it's going to need to find some new ventures to invest in. That's where comes in.
Kitty Hawk is -- as sharp-eyed readers of Roadshow will note -- a flying car company founded by Google co-founder Larry Page, and it needs a partner with the expertise and resources to help get its urban flying vehicle dreams off the ground.
That's why the two companies are forming a strategic partnership that may give both companies a considerable head start over other flying car/air taxi projects, such asand .
"Kitty Hawk was started to advance technology in flight and bring new innovations to life," said Sebastian Thrun, co-founder and CEO of Kitty Hawk. "I am excited about our companies working together to accelerate making safe electric flight a reality."
Right now, Kitty Hawk has two vehicles in its lineup -- the10 feet above the ground and goes about 20 miles per hour, and the that's destined to get its inaugural test in New Zealand.
Boeing is, well,. If you've been on an airplane in the US, you've probably been on one of its planes.