Japan is currently building a flying car for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

As the Tokyo 2020 Olympics draws nearer, Japan does not only want to impress everyone with the best aspects of it’s culture, but also to display an impressive technology, one that will keep viewers open-mouthed, apart from using recycled smartphones to make the Olympic Medals, Japan intends to light the Olympic torch with a flying car! no kidding.

The vehicle that will be used is “SkyDrive”, it is currently in the design and production stage at Japanese engineer group Cart!vator and tested in an abolished primary school which is owned by Toyota. This one-seater car should be around 3.5 meters long and 1.3 meters wide, having 3 three wheels which allows it to drive, it uses four rotors for vertical take-off and landing, as well as piloting the car in the air.

As suspected, this could soon be used not just for Tokyo Olympics, but to serve the masses as well in the future, SkyDrive creator Tsubasa Nakamura, hope to bring its flying car to the public creating “a new era where everyone can fly freely”. The company believes that with enough technological innovation their product could really become commercially viable.


The 2020 Summer Olympics, is a major international multi-sport event due to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games as governed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The games are planned to be held from 24 July to 9 August 2020 in Tokyo. The city was announced as the host at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires on 7 September 2013.



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