Futurama just got a little closer to being the future.
SkyDrive Startup just-released this video of one of their pilots flying a car over the Toyota Test Field in Japan.
SkyDrive is financed by Toyota and this project has been ongoing for years now. The ultimate goal of this flying car is to be released by 2023 as a flying taxi.
This project is redefining the concept of Lyft.
“Of the world’s more than 100 flying car projects, only a handful has succeeded with a person on board,” company CEO Tomohiro Fukuzawa told The Associated Press. “I hope many people will want to ride it and feel safe.”
This Will Be A Traffic buster
The flying vehicle is designed as a single-seated car which is powered by a battery and four pairs of propellers.
It is able to lift up to six feet above the ground as shown in the video. the flying one-seated car then hovers in the air for about five minutes roughly.
You may ask can’t a drone do that? Maybe, the uniqueness of this breakthrough is that it was human manned that piloted this car.
This actually made the test flight particularly a significant one—and impressive.
The car is 13-feet long and six-feet high, this design makes it to fit into two average parking spaces in a congested city.
“In developed countries, flying cars are expected to be used as a means of transportation to ease traffic jams and respond in times of disaster, while in developing countries they are likely to be used as a form of transportation that requires far less infrastructure,” the company said in a press release.