Sky Drive Inc, a company in Japan has held its first successful test of the flying cars in public in the country making a huge landmark in the industry.
The testing of the flying cars was carried out at the Toyota Test Field, one of the largest in Japan and home to the car company’s development base. It was the first public demonstration for a flying car in Japanese history.
The car that was given the name SD-03 was flown for a maximum of only 4 minutes and had a pilot who was operating it.
“We are extremely excited to have achieved Japan’s first-ever manned flight of a flying car in the two years since we founded SkyDrive… with the goal of commercializing such aircraft,” CEO Tomohiro Fukuzawa said in a statement.
“We want to realize 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 will be the world’s smallest electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle and takes up the space of about two parked cars, according to the company. In as far as safety in emergency situations is concerned, the company says that it has installed eight motors in the cars.
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