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Led group invests in development of flying vehicle

16 May, 2017, 09:07 | Author: Jan Cross
  • Toyota backs flying car project

The vehicle maker is not the only one backing the group.

Japanese carmaker Toyota has announced its backing for a group of engineers who are developing a flying vehicle.

Toyota chipped in around 40 million yen ($353,000) and offered the expertise of its mechanical engineers.

In a report from Nikkei, Toyota has recently announced that they will be backing the project of one of its employees.

The group plans on developing a technology that can control the propellers and stabilize the vehicle in the air, simultaneously.

Cartivator aims to develop the prototype for a manned test flight by the end of 2018, to then commercialise the auto by 2020.

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Almost 15 years ago, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets dazzled us with a magical flying vehicle.

The firm is using drone technology to make flying cars a reality and says the finished product will have three wheels and four rotors, and a projected top flight speed of 62 miles per hour.

Skydrive, measuring 9 1/2 feet by 4 feet, claims to be the world's smallest flying auto.

The Japanese auto firm will give engineers £274,000 to develop jet-propelled vehicles that will travel up to 10 metres from the ground. The Cartivator group has dreams of igniting the Olympic flame during the Olympic summer games of 2020.

Other firms in the US, China, Germany, and the Netherlands have been attempting to develop flying cars.

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