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Toyota wants flying car ready for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Toyota-backed Cartivator project wants to have a flying car ready for the 2020 Tokyo Games
By: Derek Strickland | Technology in Vehicles News | Posted: Sep 14, 2017 11:11 pm

The Japanese Cartivator project aims to have a big spectacle ready for the 2020 Olympic Games: a real flying car.



Many old sci-fi films predicted the 21st Century would give rise to amazing inventions, including a Jetson's-like flying car. While our day-to-day transit is mostly earthbound, the Cartivator project aims to make those sci-fi dreams a reality. The project, which is backed by Toyota, sees a number of key Japanese engineers working on the Skydrive, a prototype flying concept car that's been in development since 2012.


According to reports from Nikkei Asian Review, the engineers hope to have the Skydrive flying car ready for the 2020 Olympics, which will be held in Tokyo, Japan. To accelerate the project the team is developing a two new bases of operation in Tokyo and Toyota City, and Fujitsu will also lend efforts to the project. The team has released a finalized specification for the Skydrive prototype which is included below. If the engineers are successful, the 2020 Olympic Games will be a true milestone in human history.




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