Humanity is set to enter a new of transport as a flying car could go on next year. The BlackFly airborne vehicle was unveiled by Opener in California on Thursday. It is the of Google co-founder Larry Page. BlackFly's designers say it can travel for up to 40km at a of 100kph. It will cost the same as a typical sports-utility car. The vehicle has been tested in Canada, which has authorized its . Even though it will take to the skies, drivers (or pilots) will not need a pilot's to get behind the controls. However, BlackFly operators will have to complete a pilot's written examination and receive training in how to use the .
Critics say the term "car" is somewhat of a as it has no wheels and cannot be driven on . A more accurate would be a person-carrying drone. The vehicle can only carry one person and is powered by eight - four at the front of the car and four at the back. Company CEO Marcus Leng said: "Opener is re-energizing the art of with a safe and flying vehicle that can free its operators from the restrictions of ground transportation." A former vice-president of at Google said the age of personal flight could be arriving with BlackFly. He said: "I've noticed in my that things go from impossible to in a very short period of time."