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Saturday, July 16, 2022

Suzuki in collaboration with SkyDrive will soon launched an air taxi service in the next 2025

Ready to FLY Today's flying vehicle technological advances seem to not only bring people closer to their old obsession to fly like birds, but also create a promising business niche in the future. This then invites many parties to compete in developing flying vehicle technology, either independently or in cooperation.
Suzuki Motor Corporation is making its first-ever flying car in collaboration with SkyDrive Inc. (Picture from: ProPakistani)
One of them is Suzuki Motor Corporation, one of Japanese automotive giants which also sees those promising prospects. Suzuki's interest and seriousness in participating to develop such flying car technology has been seen for a long time. But in its development, it seems that the company do not do it independently, but in cooperation with other parties.

This can be seen in earlier this year, the Japanese auto company announced that had entered into a partnership agreement with SkyDrive Inc. and reportedly through the agreement they will start production of flying cars and conduct flight demonstrations for air taxis during the 2025 World Exhibition in Osaka.
Suzuki announced in March 2022, that the company had signed a deal with SkyDrive to jointly research, develop, and market electric VTOLs in the near future. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
As previously SkyDrive has received approval for commercial manufacturing of the vehicle called SkyDrive SD-05 from the Japanese government through the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). The tech company said that Suzuki will aid in the development of future flying car technology.
Through this partnership between Suzuki and SkyDrive, both hope to launch a functioning air taxi service during the 2025 World Exhibition in Osaka. (Picture from: ProPakistani)
Furthermore, the Japan's authority has granted base type certification to the manufacturer, which implies that the flying car is closer to commercial production.. However, getting to the fly test stage still takes a long time, it is hoped that it will be operational as soon as possible after the year of 2025.
A SkyDrive Inc. developed prototype one-passenger flying vehicle named SkyDrive SD-03 while on display at the CES 2022 in Las Vegas. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
The flying car that will be developed by Suzuki and SkyDrive will apply Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) technology, as well as using electric power. However, there is no more detailed information about the investment and schedule for the development or production of flying cars developed by the two Japanese companies.
The SkyDrive Inc. developed prototype one-passenger flying vehicle named SkyDrive SD-03 parked at Toyota Test Field. (Picture from: VOI.id)
As quoted from Carscoops, Suzuki's flying car development partner is a Tokyo-based flying car technology company and founded in 2018 with its shareholders consisted of Japanese industrial giants such as Itochu Corp, NEC Corp. and Eneos Holding Inc. Currently SkyDrive is concentrating on developing a compact size electric flying car with a capacity of two passengers which is planned to be mass produced soon.
SkyDrive Inc. successfully carried out a flight test of a full-size manned flying car prototype called the SkyDrive SD-03 with one man inside its cabin last August 2020 at Toyota Test Field. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
Previously, it was also reported that in 2020, this Japanese flying car company successfully carried out a flight test of a full-size manned flying car prototype called the SkyDrive SD-03 with one man inside its cabin as seen in a video, the mentioned above prototype hovered for approximately four minutes carried one man in it.
Responding to the successful flight test of the flying car prototype, SkyDrive CEO, Tomohiro Fukuzawa, said there were more than 100 flying car projects in the world, and only a handful were successful with one person on board. “I hope many people will want to ride it and feel safe,” said Tomohiro.
However, it seems that the collaboration between Suzuki and SkyDrive were not run easy and will face stiff competition from a number of other big names, who also share the same desire to create a new form of urban transportation. We'll see and let time tell... Or you can see to the JetPack Speeder. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SUZUKI | SKYDRIVE | CARSCOOPS | RIDEAPART | PROPAKISTANI.PK ]
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