Toyota’s flying car: Skydrive
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Toyota’s flying car: Skydrive

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Toyota has been working on a flying car prototype. As of now, the prototype “SkyDrive” is in its early stage. The team, which includes a group of engineers, has been named Cartivator. Toyota has filed for a patent to protect its “dual mode vehicle” design.

“The rotors spin like any typical helicopter rotor and provide enough lift to give the theoretical vehicle flight. As for power, the automaker said in the patent that each rotor would be paired with an electric motor, and each motor will receive power via an overall power system. The patent adds the power system could be anything from a battery pack, gas turbine, hydrogen fuel cell, and more.”

The team has reportedly been testing the vehicle and the aim is to get the car into flight in time for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Read more about Toyota's new project here.

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