In Japan, a flying car with a man on board was lifted into the airAugust 30, 2020
A video with a recording of a demonstration flight of a flying car for one passenger was shared by the Japanese company SkyDrive.
As the Associated Press informs, the creators plan to bring the process to the conveyor stage by 2023. The video shows how the device, which has eight screws around a compact passenger capsule, rises above the ground by about one and a half meters, makes a circle around the site and lands at the take-off point. At the same time, it is not known whether the passenger controlled the flight or the movement was controlled from the side.
According to the engineers of the Japanese firm, they want to achieve complete safety of passengers. In addition, experts plan to increase the flight range: now the car can be in the air for no more than 10 minutes, but the developers are going to extend this time to at least half an hour.
Unlike other aeromobiles that are currently offered in the United States and some European countries, the Japanese design does not have a wheeled chassis, for this reason, movement on the earth’s surface is not provided. But SkyDrive expects to position the new product as a personal air transport.
In addition, it was recently noted that in the United States, flying cars will be able to move on public roads. It should be emphasized that the relevant law will enter into force immediately after the appearance of flying vehicles.
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