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By 2023, Japan May Have Flying Taxis

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The release of such a revolutionary transport will be handled by a local startup SkyDrive. Not so long ago, the Japanese introduced the eVTOL SD-XX model – a two-seat aircraft, comparable in size to a traditional car.

eVTOL SD-XX aircraft
eVTOL SD-XX aircraft
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Japanese SkyDrive promises to release flying cars by 2023, and in the summer of 2020, the company will complete flight tests of its prototypes, Japanese newspaper The Japan Times reports.

At present, many companies are interested in the development of flying machines – individual firms, by the way, are very successful in this field. These are, for example, Airbus, Boeing and Uber. SkyDrive also has an interesting development – a 2-seat eVTOL SD-XX aircraft that can reach a maximum speed of 100 km / h. The flight range of such a device, which looks like a large drone, reaches several tens of kilometers.

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Such flying machines are offered to be used as air taxis in major Japanese cities. For the first time, flight routes are planned to be laid to popular tourist places over the sea, in order to exclude accidents.
Flying taxis will move on autopilot, but they will not have 100 percent independence. The flight will be monitored by a technician who will be able to quickly intervene in the event of an emergency. By 2028, the Japanese startup plans to sell at least one hundred flying cars.