Japan Races to the Skies
Aug. 18, 2020—The Japanese government is allocating money to the development of flying cars with the hope of commercializing them as a realistic mode of transportation. Flying car concepts are being designed by Airbus, Boeing and even Uber.
SkyDrive, based in Japan, is one of the country's newest flying car startups. Recently, it revealed the SD-XX, a two person aircraft, about the size of a car that can reach speeds of up to 62 miles per hour. According to Futurism, the company aims to complete its first flight this summer.
The Japanese government hopes to commercialize this futuristic mode of transportation as soon as 2023.