Flying car from Japan to light the Tokyo Olympic flame
05 June 2017
The flying car, ‘Skydive’, has secured funding from Toyota Motor Corporation and plans to make its debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Cartivator Resource Management is a flying car development activity run by a team of young engineers and professionals involved in start-up scenes. The company has recently secured financial support of 42.5 million yen (approx. $375,000USD) over the next three years from 15 Toyota Group companies including Toyota Motor Corporation.
With the funds received, the work is on to accelerate engineering development to achieve the aim of lighting the flame with a flying car at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic/Paralympic Opening Ceremony.
The car is approximately 2,900mm in length, 1,100mm high with a width of 1,300mm. It has a maximum flight speed of 100km/h and a maximum driving speed of 150km/h.
Tsubasa Nakamura, Cartivator Technical Leader, said “we are working towards a full-scale model. I would like to thank all those that have supported us until now and to extend a heart-felt thank you to our new supporters from the Toyota Group. This activity is an effort to make a flying car that connects to the next generation. Development continues daily to realise the lighting of the Olympic flame to give dreams and aspiration to people all over the world. By end of 2018, we plan to complete a manned prototype vehicle.”
For more information visit the Cartivator website.