Japanese engineers are in a race against time. They fought to keep the Olympic torch in 2020, which will be held in Tokyo, can be switched on using a person riding a flying car. The plan, as quoted by News.com.au, this flying car will drive around the new national stadium, before dramatically flew into the air to start lit a fire in the cauldron.
|Cart!vator, a group of young Japanese engineers are working on a flying car to be ready in time for the 2020 Olympics Japan. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fA74Z)|
The project is being handled by the young engineers who are members of a group called the Cart!vator. To realize the dream, they borrowed the Toyota-owned facilities. The group is itself headed by a young scientist named Tsubasa Nakamura, an automotive expert who founded the SkyDrive project since 2012.
This flying car is expected to have a length of approximately 3.5 meters and a width of approximately 1.3 meters. Car can be driven only designed for one person, and is equipped with three wheels, as an aircraft in general.
|Promotional artwork of the car from the Cart!vator website. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fA72T)|
"If these technology innovation achieved in the performance of batteries and other fields, these vehicles may be commercialized in the future" said Masafumi Miwa, one team member, as told the Asahi Shimbun. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CART!VATOR | NEWS.COM.AU]
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