Toyota Working on Flying Cars For 2020 Olympic Games
Toyota, the Japanese automaker is determined to develop flying cars; with the initial aim of developing a single driver vehicle that will be used for the 2022 Tokyo Olympic Games. The company hopes that a flying car produced by it will be able to transition smoothly while driving to flying in the skies. The purpose, for now, seems to be so that the Olympic Torch can be delivered for the last leg to commence the Olympic games.
The vehicular concept isn’t ready to be able to complete the aim. The early prototype that has been built for now seems like batteries, rotors, and necessary structural scaffolding; although, the prototype has been delivering some success with it getting to about the head height in a recently organized test flight that was held in a school field in central Japan.
For the flying car project, Toyota is working together with Cartivator Resource Management in a partnership. Toyota had earlier invested nearly $400,000 in the small tech company for the sake of this project.
Toyota has been working on redefining some key transportation and tech options, such as the building of EVs solely apart from the production of luxury yachts under the Lexus brand name.
With the money invested by the Toyota, the next step seems to be the refinement of the design with the use of the capital; with hopes for the car to be flyable with a pilot on board by 2019. This will allow Toyota to launch the vehicle properly before the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.