We have been listening about flying cars during years, and it looks like it is getting real, at least the tests and the first models. For example, Suzuki Motors in collaboration with Sky Drive Japan are developing an electric vehicle take-off and touchdown (eVTOL) shipping. They are planning to do some demonstration very soon, and some leaks point to their plan to make an air taxi service that will start as soon as 2025.
Besides this two companies, the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has also certified the company for its flying automobile business production. This is not the first time that the company works on eVTOL, because they launched the world’s smallest one-seater electromotive vehicle with aviation technology, measuring only 4 x 4 x 2 meters. At the moment, the vehicle can only fly during ten minutes, with a speed of 30 mph, so they have to get it better.
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The brand has secured that with the power of the vehicle, it could reach the speed up to 60 mph, and can fly longer than thirty minutes, so they predicted 2025 the year to make their taxi service, and to improve the vehicle to make it real.
It seems like the future is coming, this vehicle, where are included two important brands of Japan and the government, looks like a serious proposal to make a flying car and make it a taxi vehicle, that could help reduce imports of vehicles and promote locally assembled vehicles in the market. This investigations could help to both marks to introduce it on their fabrications and improve the industry. It is still very soon to see flying cars in the sky, but it is getting sooner, so maybe in ten years we will have flying cars in our skies.