Google co-founder Larry page is backing two start-u.s.a.which are engaged on flying vehicles, together with funding certainly one of them with more than $a hundred million to this point, Bloomberg mentioned on Thursday, citing sources.
Zee.Aero, into which web page has poured greater than $one hundred million because it started in 2010, conducts test flights of its prototype at an airport hangar in Hollister, California, Bloomberg stated.
the start-up has a manufacturing facility on NASA’s analysis center at the fringe of Mountain View, the news company mentioned.
due to the fact that last year, web page has also been funding some other begin-up, Kitty Hawk, that is engaged on a equivalent competing edition, Bloomberg said.
Kitty Hawk, which employs a few dozen engineers and has its headquarters about half of one mile far from Zee.Aero, is working on “something that resembles an enormous version of a quadcopter drone”, according to Bloomberg.
web page, who’s referred to as the fellow upstairs (‘GUS’) by Zee.Aero employees, demanded his involvement in the start-up must keep hidden, Bloomberg said.
page, Zee.Aero and Kitty Hawk may not be reached straight away for a comment.
(Reporting by using Rishika Sadam in Bengaluru; enhancing by Savio D’Souza)