Japan is one of the high-tech markets making strides toward constructing flying cars. SkyDrive, a Japanese technology startup, has teamed up with Suzuki to create the country’s first electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle.
The Japanese government has given SkyDrive permission to manufacture the vehicle commercially. According to the technology company, Suzuki will assist in developing future flying car technologies.
Furthermore, the firm has received base type certification from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT), indicating that the flying car is getting closer to commercial production.
The eVTOL transport is a sophisticated machine, and its approval process has been lengthy and laborious. Before this, SkyDrive submitted a manufacturing approval certificate for its SD-05 small aircraft. The JCAB requested that the developer “provide flexibility in the airframe and aircraft system geometry.”
The business intends to start manufacturing its flying automobile for flight demonstrations soon. SkyDrive anticipates that the taxi service will begin in 2025, with the certification procedure taking two years.