Japanese electronics maker NEC Corp on Monday revealed a “flying car”, which is a drone-like a machine with four propellers that hovered steadily for about a minute.
The test flight reaching to around 3 meters high was held in a gigantic cage, as a safety precaution at a facility at NEC in Abiko, Chiba Prefecture. The preparation such as the repeated checks on the warnings and machine to reporters to wear helmets took up around more time than the two brief demonstrations.
The Japanese government is behind the flying cars, with the goal of having people zipping around in them by the year the 2030s.
Among the government-backed endeavors is a huge test course for flying cars that are even built in an area devasted by the 2011 tsunami, nuclear and quake disasters in Northeastern Japan. Mie, a prefecture in central Japan that is frequently used as a resort area by the celebrities of Hollywood, also even hopes to use a flying car to connect its various islands.
Similar projects are even popping in the world, such as Uber Air of America.