Toyota And Cartivator Flying Car To Be Ready In 2020!

Toyota And Cartivator Flying Car To Be Ready In 2020!

Toyota has partnered with Cartivator to develop in a flying car in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic.

The flying car is being developed by a group of 30 young volunteers working with drone expert Masafumi Miwa from Tokushima University. The car named "Skydive," is a drone-like car that would be able to rise 10 meters (33 feet) high in the air at speeds up to 100 km/h (62 mph).

The 2.9 meter (9.5 foot) long SkyDrive model would be able to take off from any public road and be "intuitive" and easy to control. Toyota has allegedly inveated around 40 million yen ($353,000) and offered the expertise of its mechanical engineers. The group has also received help from Taizo Sun, the founder of Japanese web game developer GungHo Online Entertainment, and about 2.5 million yen ($22,000) in crowdfunding pledges.

The news comes after Toyota announced plans last week to invest around 1.05 trillion yen ($9.3 billion) on new technology, even if it may seem outlandish now.

"Things will not progress if you wait and provide money only when the technology is ready," Toyota Chairman Takeshi Ichiyamada told Nikkei Asian Revew.

Carvitor says their aim is to create world where anyone can fly in the sky anytime by 2050. Carvitor and partners aim to get the flying car ready in time to light Tokyo Olympic flame stand.

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