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Flying car could be ready for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Prospects of Japan having a flying car operational in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been given a boost following investment from Toyota.

Toyota has agreed to pump $350,000 into the project which is aiming to bring the world’s smallest flying car to the skies using the latest drone technology.

Captivator, the company behind the scheme, had been using crowd funding to get the project to where it is now, but Toyota’s funding could really help the scheme lift off.

The vehicle, named Skydrive car, has a projected speed of 62 mph and Cartivator say it will travel around 33ft from the ground.

The futuristic car will have three wheels, four sets of propellers, an intuitive operating system and diminutive dimensions of 9.5ft by 4.2ft.

The team at Cartivator is made up of 30 volunteers who have all been hard at work to make the Skydrive car.

They hope to launch a manned protoype by the end of 2018, with the goal of a flying car being used to light the Olympic flame when the Tokyo Games open in 2020.

Image courtesy of Cartivator