Toyota, the Japanese car company, just announced that they have decided to invest in development of a “flying car,” which is supposed to be ready by 2018. Flying cars have been drawing a lot of attention lately with the aircraft makers taking interest in them.
Drone technology is being used to power this three wheeled vehicle. The car is expected to have a top flight speed of around 100 kilometers (62 miles) an hour. It will have a top landing speed around 150 kilometers an hour.
These type of vehicles are called “Skydrives” and they have been designed by the group called Cartivator. Toyota has decided to give 40 million yen (which is about $375,000) to the group for developing this vehicle that will travel up to 10 meters above from the ground.The group, Cartivator, has planned to develop a prototype for a testing flight which will be ready by the end of 2018.