Speed Reading — Flying Cars - Level 6 — 500 wpm

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Humanity is set to enter a new era of transport as a flying car could go on sale next year. The BlackFly airborne vehicle was unveiled by maker Opener in California on Thursday. It is the brainchild of Google co-founder Larry Page. BlackFly's designers say it can travel for up to 40km at a speed of 100kph. It will eventually cost the same as a typical sports-utility car. The vehicle has been tested in Canada, which has authorized its use. Even though it will take to the skies, drivers (or pilots) will not need a pilot's license to get behind the controls. However, BlackFly operators will have to successfully complete a pilot's written examination and receive training in how to use the vehicle.

Critics say the term "car" is somewhat of a misnomer as it has no wheels and cannot be driven on roads. A more accurate description would be a person-carrying drone. The vehicle can only carry one person and is powered by eight propellers - four at the front of the car and four at the back. Company CEO Marcus Leng said: "Opener is re-energizing the art of flight with a safe and affordable flying vehicle that can free its operators from the everyday restrictions of ground transportation." A former vice-president of knowledge at Google said the age of personal flight could be arriving with BlackFly. He said: "I've noticed in my career that things go from impossible to inevitable in a very short period of time."

Comprehension questions
  1. What is humanity set to enter a new era of?
  2. What is the name of the company that made the flying car?
  3. How fast can the new car fly?
  4. What will people not need to get to fly the car?
  5. What will people have to get in order to fly the car?
  6. What did critics say was a misnomer?
  7. How many people can the car carry?
  8. How many propellers does the car have?
  9. What did a CEO say the car re-energized?
  10. How long did a CEO say things went from impossible to inevitable?

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