The object is a vessel that can take off and land vertically in urban environments, and Page's companies are making real progress on bringing them to our skies.
“Over the past five years, there have been these tremendous advances in the underlying technology,” Mark Moore, an aeronautical engineer who’s spent his career designing advanced aircraft at NASA told Bloomberg. “What appears in the next 5 to 10 years will be incredible.”
Page's strategy of two competing teams is meant to spur faster development of a technology he views as crucial and more game-changing than self-driving cars.
"I have young kids, so I would like them to be safe," Page told Bloomberg Buisinessweek. "I’d like for pedestrians to be much safer. I’d like for blind people and old people and young people to get around.”
Everyone who ever bought the promise of a flying car future hopes he succeeds.