Japan’s first flying car eVTOL passes the demo test, which unlike airplanes and helicopters offer quick point-to-point travel.

SkyDrive company have conducted a successful test among myriads of “flying car” projects around the world, making dreams of fly-drive vehicles to getting close to no more illusory.

The test took place on August 25th at Toyota test field, one of the largest fields and home to the car company’s base, as it marked the first public demonstration in Japan’s history.

Tomohiro Fukuzawa, who leads SkyDrive said he hopes “the flying car” can be made into a real-life product by 2023, adding to make the vehicle safer was the most critical part while designing.

This successful test among many other flying car projects is part of the handful that succeeded while carrying a person. It remained four minutes in the sky while moving point to point in front of the press, but the company claims the vehicle can remain up to 10 consecutive minutes above the ground.

The company also hopes to make this project as part of normal lives, as such vehicles could also do away with the hassle of airports and traffic jams, as well as the cost of hiring pilots as they could fly automatically.

Before its launch in 2023 the company will continue and be sure to develop its safety and security features.

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  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.