Another leap in innovation as Japan is trying to develop flying cars, enlisting companies including Uber Technologies Inc. and Airbus SE led by a governmental group to bring airborne transport to the country in the next decade. Delegates will gather on August 29 for the first of their monthly meetings to draft a roadmap regarding the new transport.
The leap innovation of flying cars might sound like a dream but such a dream is much closer to reality than many people think. The Japanese government is showing necessity rush on the aircraft technology, thereby taking the initiative to facilitate legislation and infrastructure to help gain leadership.
To make the dream car come true, Uber will make investments of 20 million euros ($23 million) over the next five years to develop flying car services in a new facility in Paris for setting a near ambition of starting commercial operations by 2023.
A few glimpses of the aircraft prototype have been offered by Google’s Larry Page, which hints us that the new transportation will chiefly be a single person recreational vehicle.
Flying cars could ease urban traffic roars, help commutation in remote islands or mountainous areas at times of disasters, and can be used in the tourism industry. – Hiroshige Seko, Japan’s Economy Minister
Other companies like Volkswagen AG, Daimler AG and Chinese carmaker Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. who are also proposing for this new form of transportation has not yet announced their final plan to develop flying cars.
This new technology would need approvals from several regulators before making its head start, which might take many years. Though the new technology will help in faster commute, safety standards are a must without which commuters will hesitate to embrace.
Boeing is setting itself with all standards to sell flying taxis in the next Decade.