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'Flying Car'

#1 Post by PHXPhlyer » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:36 pm

'Flying Car'

https://www.10news.com/news/japans-flyi ... son-aboard

Japan's 'flying car' gets off ground, with a person aboard
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Photo by: ©SkyDrive/CARTIVATOR 2020 via AP
This photo taken at the beginning of August, 2020 and released by ©SkyDrive/CARTIVATOR 2020, shows a test flight of a manned "flying car" at Toyota Test Field in Toyota, central Japan. Japan’s SkyDrive Inc., among the myriads of “flying car” projects around the world, has carried out a successful though modest test flight with one person aboard.
By: Yuri Kageyama, AP Business WriterPosted at 9:06 AM, Aug 28, 2020 and last updated 9:06 AM, Aug 28, 2020

TOKYO (AP) -- The decades-old dream of zipping around in the sky as simply as driving on highways may be becoming less illusory.

Japan's SkyDrive Inc., among the myriads of "flying car" projects around the world, has carried out a successful though modest test flight with one person aboard.

In a video shown to reporters on Friday, a contraption that looked like a slick motorcycle with propellers lifted several feet (1-2 meters) off the ground and hovered in a netted area for four minutes.

Tomohiro Fukuzawa, who heads the effort, said he hopes to turn it into a real-life product by 2023, but acknowledged that making the vehicle safe was critical.

https://en.skydrive2020.com/

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