One of the world’s largest automakers is planning for the future, looking into new technology to takes cars further.
Toyota has investigated the idea of developing vehicles that are capable of hovering above the road, according to Hiroyoshi Yoshiki, the company’s managing officer in its technical administration group.
Yoshiki says that Toyota has been studying the idea of flying cars as part of its “most advanced” research and development areas. Now, these aren’t high-flying cars, but rather the idea is to get a vehicle “a little bit away” from the road in order to reduce friction and improve efficiency, like a hovercraft.
Yoshiki declined to reveal details about how far the company has gone with investigating the idea or if it ever plans to bring such a concept to market. But it’s interesting to know that Toyota is even investigating an idea that has invaded sci-fi movies for decades.
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[Source: The Verge]
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