As a magnet for tech-savvy entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley is no stranger to firsts. But an April ribbon-cutting in the city of Los Altos has to be one of the more unusual ones.
In an event livestreamed by the local chamber of commerce, NFT Inc., short for New Future Transportation, opened what it calls the world's first "consumer flying car showroom." A central feature: a model of the Aska Drive & Fly, an electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle now in development.
NFT, founded in 2018, is hoping to stand out from rivals by selling the aircraft directly to early adopters who have the will to fly — and deep enough pockets to help drive the future of personal transportation.