SkyDrive Flying Automobile Revealed at CES 2022

SkyDrive flying vehicleSkyDrive Unveils Extremely-Compact Emission-Free Flying Automobile at CES 2022

by DRONELIFE Employees Author Ian M. Crosby

Tokyo-based aero tech startup SkyDrive has revealed its Mannequin SD-03, an ultra-light and compact flying automobile that lately accomplished testing for piloted flight.That is the corporate’s first time showcasing its full-scale SD-03 exterior of Japan.

SkyDrive’s electrical VTOL (vertical take-off and land) flying automotive is emission free and designed with stability in thoughts. This automobile permits for secure fast door-to-door transportation wherever, together with makes use of for emergency rescue. An SD-05 mannequin is actively being developed, and is into account to be used as an air taxi for the World Expo 2025 in Osaka. Having lately superior towards commercialization with the Japanese transportation ministry’s acceptance of its sort certificates software for SD-05, SkyDrive is the primary and solely flying automobile developer to satisfy this milestone in Japan up to now.

“The SD-03 mannequin is the fruits of our experience in drone applied sciences and aerodynamic engineering,” mentioned SkyDrive COO Takehiro Sato. “What we need to see sooner or later is that SkyDrive’s emission-free autos take off from and land in your car parking zone and helipads atop buildings, making door-to-door air journey a practical selection of day by day city transportation. We’re working more durable and quicker than ever to make this once-in-a-century mobility revolution a actuality.”

On January third, SkyDrive exhibited a miniature mannequin of the SD-03 at CES in Las Vegas. From January fifth to seventh, a full-scale SD-03 shall be on show for attendees to climb aboard on the J-Startup Pavilion in Eureka Park.

Established in July 2018, SkyDrive has since been furthering its improvement on flying automobiles and cargo drones in an effort to work in direction of a future the place folks can use air mobility as a method of transportation of their day by day lives.

Learn extra about city air mobility, city air mobility infrastructure, and flying automobiles.

Ian attended Dominican College of California, the place he obtained a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong ardour for writing and storytelling and a eager curiosity in expertise, he’s now contributing to DroneLife as a workers author.


Leave a Comment