The year 2025 marks the introduction of the world's first flying car. The company is showcasing its technology outside of Japan for the first time, in recognition of the company's global ambitions aimed at kickstarting the flying taxi service by 2025. Las Vegas and Tokyo, Jan. 6, 2022 / CES (R) 2022 (Jan. 5-7), SkyDrive - Tokyo-based aero tech startup - launches its ultra-lite and compact flying vehicle. , Model SD-03, which had completed testing for the pilot aircraft. This is the first time the company has showcased its full-size SD-03 in countries other than Japan.
SkyDrive's flying car is designed to take off vertically and land, and this emission-free electric vehicle enables fast and safe home-to-home transportation anywhere, including emergency recovery applications. The model SD-05 is currently under development and is seen as an air taxi for the World Expo 2025 taking place in Osaka. SkyDrive has recently moved towards commercialization with the acceptance of its type certification application for SD-05 by the Japanese Ministry of Transport - a major milestone that no other flying vehicle developer in Japan has reached.
"The SD-03 model is the pinnacle of our expertise in drone technologies and aerodynamic engineering. What we want to see in the future is that SkyDrive's non - emission vehicles land in your parking lot and helipad, creating a realistic choice of daily urban transportation, home SkyDrive CEO Takahiro Sato said. “We are working harder and faster than ever to make this movement revolution, which happens once a century, a reality.
Flying taxis services will soon take flight
SkyDrive released its flying car prototype in 2018 before being successfully launched in 2020. The latest modification, the SD-03, has eight propellers and can reach a top speed of 30 mph (48 km / h). 10 minutes. The company has released footage of the flying car (see above), and it also operates a 30kg payload cargo drone service in Japan.
Another Japanese startup, Mitsubishi supports ALI. Technologies is making a startling similar hoverbike concept, priced at $ 680,000. SkyDrive plans to roll out kickstart services such as Lilium and Volocopter by 2025. The latter recently aims to kickstart its eVTOL flying taxi services in Paris and Singapore by 2023. If all goes as planned, the 2020s could be the decade in which flying taxis actually fly.
What is CES 2022
CES is one of the largest technology trade shows in the world held annually in Las Vegas. CES 2021 made history by bringing together more than 2,000 companies, including 700 online start-ups - an unprecedented amount for all digital events. CES will return to Las Vegas in 2022, while also hosting digital exhibitions. At CES 2020, just before the new corona virus outbreak, 4,600 companies showcased 20,000 new products and services.