We can say that flying cars are no longer science fiction. Japan is planning usage-oriented planning for flying cars by 2023.
Japan sets the strategy for flying cars
Japan, which is at the forefront with its innovative works in the field of technology, is also very ambitious in flying cars. Japan made a tremendous impact with its new strategy for flying cars.
It is aimed to use flying cars in Japan by 2023. The Japanese government has risked a significant budget for this. SkyDrive, one of the most important initiatives in Japan’s flying vehicle industry, will lead these efforts. The SD-XX model, which has been recently discussed, will play an active role in these studies.
This model, which is capable of vertical landing and take-off, that is defined as eVTOL, will move at 100 km per hour. It will also have the capacity to carry 2 passengers.
Tomohiro Fukuzawa, former Toyota engineer who heads SkyDrive and holds the position of CEO, takes a highly innovative approach in this regard. The reason why regions such as Tokyo and Osaka are targeted in these studies is that air taxi service is considered. As the flights over the sea seem risky for now, it is expected that it will be used primarily in cities and then the relevant regions will expand.