Autonomous flying taxis just took one big step forward to leaping off the pages of science fiction and into the real world, thanks to Google co-founder Larry Page’s Kitty Hawk. That’s why Cora can take off and land like a helicopter, eliminating the need for runways,” says Kitty Hawk. The company is trying to beat Uber and others to launching an autonomous flying taxi service. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Kitty Hawk is already working on an app and technology to allow customers to hail flying taxis as they would an Uber. Photograph: Kitty HawkEven if Kitty Hawk hits all its projected milestones and launches commercially, there’s then the matter of persuading people to actually use it.