flying car takes off with one person aboard in Japan.
An automobile company in Japan has successfully completed the first test drive for a flying car.
The test drive for the Sky Drive Inc car was conducted on Tuesday, August 25 at the Toyota Test Field, one of the largest in Japan and home to the car company’s development base.
The car, named SD-03, manned with a pilot, took off and circled around the field for about four minutes, as reported by CNN.
The process for making a flying car was started in 2012 by members of a volunteer organization called Cartivator before Sky Drive started making prototypes for the car in 2014.
The SD-03 entered history as one of the world’s smallest electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle that takes up the space of about two parked cars.
The vehicle has been designed with one seat and eight motors with two propellers on each side to ensure safety in emergency situations.
The company will continue to develop technologies to safely and securely launch the flying car in 2023, the news release said. No price has been announced yet.
The plane will be able to run 16 to 25 miles per fuel gallon, a consumption that is cheaper compared to the 2 or 3 miles a jet aircraft run per for the same fuel.