Japan-based electronics giant NEC has become the lead manufacturer in its home country for developing commercial-use passenger drones, showcasing the battery-powered vehicle’s first successful flight test in a new video. In the footage above, the flying car was able to hover 10 feet off of the ground for one minute by utilizing its giant four propellers.
It's a car. It's a plane. No, it's NEC's personal quadcopter https://t.co/0A9LsEWBx4
— The Japan Times (@japantimes) August 5, 2019
The car was held to the ground with a rope and tested in a mesh cage to keep the trial safe, however, there was no passenger inside of its compact cabin. According to Bloomberg, Japan is steadfast in becoming a leader in the flying car industry, after missing its window getting ahead of the electronic car and person-to-person cab sharing industries. Japan’s venture capitalists have also set aside a special drone fund to invest in aircraft manufactures and its developments in creating flying cars.