Japanese startup SkyDrive Inc., led by former Toyota engineers, have begun test flights of their prototype flying car with a human pilot. They are planning a public demonstration with a human pilot this summer. It’s touted as the world’s smallest flying car and features a slim cabin with four horizontal drone-style propellers at each corner. Read more for a video and additional information.
The company says it the prototype will have a flight speed of 62 mph and a driving speed of 93 mph. When transitioning to flight mode, it will hover at a height of less than 3-feet above the ground and will use vertical takeoff and landing technology, which means it’s perfect for tight city traffic. If all goes as planned, the flying car could go on sale as soon as 2023, with mass production slated for 2026.