First Flying Car Passes Safety Test In Japan, Could Be On-Sale By 2025

By: April Carson



In 2025, a flying car has been granted the first safety certificate from Japan, allowing them to market their eVTOL vehicles as soon as the following year. This is the first flying car in Japan to have reached this stage, and it might be a stepping stone for this decade being known as the decade of flying cars.


The SD-03, which is the SkyDrive eVTOL electric flying car concept's current representation, made a successful manned flight demonstration in August 2020. The SD-03 is powered by eight propellers and has a range of about 10 minutes flight time and top speeds of 30 miles per hour (48 kilometers per hour). A pilot took off vertically and hovered for a few minutes with the eVTOL vehicle, and then landed vertically as well.


Since then, SkyDrive has applied for and received a type certificate from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT) that certifies the aircraft's safety. The company must submit substantial information about the concept as well as manufacturing plans relating to it.


The FAA's endorsement of SkyDrive's eVTOL certification is a significant step for flying vehicles, as the LIT has never accepted a flying car for this license. The company now seeks to collaborate with the government in order to create a safe eVTOL vehicle.


Currently, the SD-03 is utilized as a drone delivery service in Japan, but with safety certification, SkyDrive plans to introduce flying cars as soon as 2025.



SkyDrive, a Japanese company that specializes in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has passed its first FAA safety assessment test by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT) as well as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The testing is part of an eVTOL certification process to see if the SD-03 drone is safe enough to be in the skies for general public use.


The U.S.-based aviation company, Bell Helicopter, is helping SkyDrive with the design of a flying car model that will initially be used as a drone delivery service in Japan, but will eventually become available for individual use.


When it comes to eVTOL travel, safety is top priority. The UAM system must be able to detect traffic, weather patterns and other aerial vehicles at all times in order to avoid crashes.




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April Carson is the daughter of Billy Carson. She received her bachelor's degree in Social Sciences from Jacksonville University, where she was also on the Women's Basketball team. She now has a successful clothing company that specializes in organic baby clothes and other items. Take a look at their most popular fall fashions on bossbabymav.com


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