Japanese company Sky Drive has tested its first flying car. The demonstration took place at a public event where attendees were able to see the SD-03 at Toyota’s test facility in Japan.

At the moment this is a prototype, but it would be the smallest electric flying vehicle in the world. The car is equipped with 8 engines in case of emergency.

There are still several tests left, but the company hopes to bring it to market in the near future.

The SD-03 eVTOL technology demonstrator aircraft is SkyDrive’s answer to densely populated cities around the world.

In January 2022, SkyDrive officially unveiled the aircraft at CES 2022, and this event marked the first time the SD-02 was shown outside Japan. Participants could interact with the aircraft and had the opportunity to sit in the pilot’s seat.

The aircraft has the capacity to carry one passenger and has a cruising speed of approximately 40 to 50 km/h with a maximum flight time of 5 to 10 minutes. It is 4 meters long, 4 meters wide and 2 meters high, allowing the ship to fit into the space of two parking spaces. The company expects speed and flight time to increase by 2026. (I)