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Toyota announced its backing for developing a flying car

Retro tech: Flying car proto types Jet-propelled sky taxi tested in Germany Uber plans to test on-demand flying cars network by 2020 Measuring 9.5ft (2.9m) by 4.3ft (1.3m), Skydrive claims to be the world’s smallest flying car.
Image copyright Cartivator Japanese carmaker Toyota has announced its backing for a group of engineers who are developing a flying car.
Flying cars are something of a flavour-of-the-month at present, with firms from the US, Germany, Netherlands, China and Japan looking to turn science fiction into reality.
So far crowdfunding has paid for development of the so-called Skydrive car, which uses drone technology and has three wheels and four rotors.
It will give 40 million yen (£274, 000) to the Cartivator group that operates outside Toyota city in central Japan.

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referring to Toyota is set to finance a flying car project that could take flight by 2018.
Other firms in the US, China, Germany, and the Netherlands have been attempting to develop flying cars.
The Japanese car firm will give engineers £274,000 to develop jet-propelled vehicles that will travel up to 10 metres from the ground.
A group of Toyota engineers had been working for them voluntarily, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.
Lilium, a Munich-based group backed by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström, completed successful test flights of a flying five-seater taxi in April.

Toyota backs flying car project

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referring to Japanese carmaker Toyota has announced its backing for a group of engineers who are developing a flying car.
Photo: AFPMeasuring 2.9m by 1.3m, Skydrive claims to be the world’s smallest flying car.
The team of 30 volunteers developing the Skydrive car hopes its prototype could be used to light the Olympic flame when Tokyo hosts the summer games in 2020.
So far crowdfunding has paid for development of the so-called Skydrive car, which uses drone technology and has three wheels and four rotors.
The Nikkei Asian Review reports Toyota and its group companies have agreed in principle to support the project.

 

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