At CES 2022, SkyDrive, an aviation technology startup in Tokyo with Toyota support, built its own ultra-lightweight, compact aircraft, the SD- 03, which completed the pilot flight test, unveiled. This is the first time the company has demonstrated its SD-03 on a full scale in a country other than Japan. With zero pollution, it enables fast and safe transportation everywhere, including for emergency rescue.
- Toyota's first test flight
This vertical urban electric aircraft with a maximum take-off weight of 400 kg uses 8 locusts and has a maximum speed of 40 to 50 km/h. In addition to the model on display, the SD-05 is currently under development and is intended as an air taxi for the 2025 World Expo in Osaka, Japan.
SkyDrive booth at CES 2022
Credit: Aero Morning
SkyDrive It has recently moved towards commercialization of its product after the Japanese Ministry of Transportation approved the certification of its aircraft model. A milestone that no other urban aircraft vehicle developer in Japan has achieved.
SkyDrive Operations Manager Takehiro Sato said: Bird and aerodynamic engineering. What we want to see in the future is that SkyDrive pollution-free vehicles rise and fall from parking lots and helicopter pads on top of buildings, ultimately making point-to-point air travel a real choice for everyday urban transportation. "We are working harder and faster than ever to make this transportation revolution, which happens every century, a reality."
SkyDrive It was established in July 2018 with the mission of leading a transportation revolution for once in a century. Since then, the Toyota-backed company has expanded its development into flying cars and UAVs, with the participation of others to promote a shared vision of a future world in which people can use air transportation as an accessible means of transportation on a daily basis. Is active.
Cover Photo: SkyDrive Credit: SkyDrive
Sources: Aero Morning, Transport Up
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