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Sky's The Limit: SkyDrive reveals flying car design targeting air taxi service in 2025

30/09/2022 04:44 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 (Bernama) -- SkyDrive Inc, a leading developer and manufacturer of flying cars and cargo drones in Japan, has unveiled the design of its commercial model flying car -- the SkyDrive SD-05.

According to a statement, SkyDrive is planning to use the SD-05, currently in development, to launch air taxi service in the Osaka Bay area during the world exposition scheduled for 2025 in Osaka, Japan.

“This is another big step towards the realisation of flying cars and sky roads,” said SkyDrive design director, Takumi Yamamoto.

“Two years have passed since the announcement of the SD-03, which successfully completed its public manned flight test in August 2020, and we are very happy to be able to announce its successor, the SD-05.”

The SD-05 is a two-seat, electric-powered compact aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing capabilities. Operated by a driver-pilot, its flight stability is secured with the assistance of a computer-controlled flight system.

SkyDrive is developing flying cars with an eye toward realising a world where they are used in daily life for air mobility much as automobiles are used for daily ground transportation.

Potential applications for SD-05 are currently under consideration, including short-cut transportation through the sky, a unique access to resort facilities, and emergency medical services.

With its mission to lead a once-in-a-century mobility revolution, SkyDrive is developing safer, more secure flying cars through development and repeated demonstration tests of the SD-05 commercial model, leading to a future where air transportation is part of daily life.

More details at https://en.skydrive2020.com/

-- BERNAMA


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