Japanese company's flying car takes successful test flight

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Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A Japanese company unveiled its prototype flying car to the public with a 4-minute test flight.

SkyDrive Inc. announced the successful test flight of its SD-03 flying car model at the Toyota Test Field in Toyota, Japan.


The single-seat flying car, billed as the world's smallest electric vertical takeoff and landing model, took flight for about 4 minutes.

The vehicle resembles a motorcycle with four attached propellers giving it the power of flight. The SD-03 is currently capable of maintaining flight for about 10 minutes, and the company is now aiming to expand that time to 30 minutes.

SkyDrive said it is aiming to have a commercially available version of the car completed by 2023.

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