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Skydrive tests flying car

by on31 August 2020

First public demo

The Japanese company SkyDrive "has announced the successful test drive of a flying car,"

According to CNN it is the first public demonstration for a flying car in Japanese history. The car, named SD-03, manned with a pilot, took off and circled the field for about four minutes.

CEO Tomohiro Fukuzawa said in a statement: "We want to realise a society where flying cars are an accessible and convenient means of transportation in the skies and people are able to experience a safe, secure, and comfortable new way of life."

The SD-03 is the world's smallest electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle and takes up the space of about two parked cars, according to the company. It has eight motors to ensure "safety in emergency situations".

The flight’s success means that it is likely the car will be tested outside of the Toyota Test field by the end of the year. The company will continue to develop technologies to launch the flying car safely and securely in 2023.


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