In particular, flying cars, often depicted in science fiction works as a symbol of the future, can ultimately be real. The Japanese government wants these cars to reach 2023.
Flying cars may not be as far away as they were in childhood. The Japanese government considered a serious budget for the active use of flying cars in 2023.
Worldwide, companies such as Airbus, Boeing and Uber are working on flying cars and air taxis. Some of them focus on tools that can move freely, and some focus on tools that move between fixed points.
The idea of traveling around Japan using vertical take-off (VTOL) at short distances is not impossible. The company SkyDrive recently announced SD-XX.
This tool is classified as eVTOL because it works on electricity. The car, whose speed reaches 100 kilometers per hour, has the size of a car and can carry 2 passengers for tens of kilometers. The firm hopes you’ll finish your first flight test this summer.
Former Toyota engineer Tomohiro Fukuzawa, the company’s CEO, said they intend to serve air taxis in major cities such as Tokyo or Osaka. These cities were chosen due to the fact that flights over the sea are still considered risky.
The Director General of SkyDrive also noted that the development process “significantly accelerated with the increase in the number of employees of the enterprise.” SD-XX will be used for trips to various regions, including Universal Studios Japan.
Fukuzawa said that the car will move mainly in an automatic pilot, but to maneuver it will require a pilot. The company’s CEO said that at least 100 cars will be sold by 2028. According to the statements of the CEO, each SD-XX will be sold at the price of an “expensive car.” What do you think of flying cars? Do you want to use one of them?