Toyota has joined the flying car business by supporting a startup company called Cartivator. This drone like vehicle will fly at least 10 meters ( 33 feet )above ground . The spee3d of the skydrive can go as much as 62 mph or 100 km/hour. Cartivator is working hand-in-hand with drone expert Masafumi Miwa from Tokushima University, Cartivator is working with 30 young volunteers and their goal is to test flight the car in 2018. Eventually they would like to have the SkyDrive commercialized by 2020. They would like like the SkyDrive to be ready so that it can light up the flame in the 2020 Olympics.in Tokyo.
The SkyDrive measures 2.9 meters long or 9.5 feet long. The SyDrive is considered to be the smallest flying Electric Vehicle. It is said, that it can take off from any public road and it is easy to handle. Toyota has agreed to support Cartivator on this project by pouring in 4,2 million yen ( $370,000 ) to get the ball rolling. Toyota decided ready.to be a part of this project because it’s Chariman Takeshi Uchimayada said that things will not progress if you wait and provide money when the technology is there already.
Cartivator is planning to have a test a test flight in 2018. For this matter it will use a SkyDrive prototype that is manned . Ryutoro ( Business Director of Cartivator ) said that they want to imitate the way that the 1996 Atlanta Olympic flame was ignited. Not only that, they want to improve on it. In my point of view lLighting it up with the SkyDrive will be spectacular. Their purpose is to commercialize the SkyDrive after the Olympics. The SkyDrive will linger around at less than three feet off the ground. It will use the VTOL ( Vertical and Take off Landing )technology. There is no need for roads and runways. Their technology is quite similar to drones. This includes four rotor blades. You can change the speed of each rotor. Doing it this way means that travel can be maneuvered.