Japan first public test flight of a flying manned car SD-03

  • Japan-based SkyDrive has completed its first public manned flying car test on Aug. 25.
  • The SD-03 successfully cruised around the test field for four minutes with a pilot.
  • Three days after the test flight, SkyDrive announced that the company raised around $36.6 million in a Series B round of funding.
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The idea of a flying car is no longer as futuristic as it sounds: Japan-based SkyDrive has completed its first public manned flying car test.

The flying SD-03 demonstration took place on Aug. 25 at the Toyota Test Field in Japan, where SkyDrive develops its products, according to the company’s news release. This occasion also serves as the country’s first public manned flying car test, which took place two years after SkyDrive was formally launched, and seven years after the start of the flying car development under Cartivator, SkyDrive’s founding company and joint

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