Japan Welcomes Us To The Era Of Flying Cars
A Japanese company has tested a vehicle with four propellers that can hover in the air for about one minute. The test on flying cars took place at the company’s facility in Tokyo, Japan. The company, called NEC, used a cage structure for safety during the test. The people in attendance wore goggles and helmets as a precaution.
The Japanese government is also working on ensuring that flying cars are a thing by the year 2030. In its bid to pursue more advanced future technology, they are also working on a test space that will be large enough to achieve ground-breaking results. The cars will also have less noise and work better than helicopters.
Meanwhile, this technology may take some time as there is still a long way to go with it.
These issues are to do with battery life and regulations. There is also the issue of safe space for flying and hurdles of accidents. It is also left to be said if the mass-market of flying vehicles will accept it.
Japan is also not alone in this feat on flying cars; Korea is working on futuristic cars too. Just like it has been seen in many futuristic cartoons and sci-fi films, the vehicle might be available in advanced countries soon.
The vehicles developed are being dubbed “electric vertical take-off and landing aircrafts” or eVTOL. They will run on hybrid-electric engines. It will also have driverless capabilities and vertical take-off abilities.