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SkyDrive eVTOL Firm Unveil Impressive Flying Car

Japanese eVTOL firm SkyDrive Inc. unveiled the new design of its commercial model flying car — the SkyDrive SD-05. SkyDrive is planning to use the SD-05, currently in development, to launch air taxi service in the Osaka Bay area during the world exposition scheduled for 2025 in Osaka, Japan. The SD-05 is a two-seat, electric-powered compact aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing capabilities. Operated by a driver-pilot, its flight stability is secured with the assistance of a computer-controlled flight system. The SD-05 is designed to travel up to 10 km and the maximum cruise speed is 100 km/h and is lighter, and quieter than helicopters. Potential applications for the SD-05 include a transit option where a short-cut is needed over bodies of water - such as in Osaka Bay cutting transit times down to a fraction of the time taken by road. Another application could be for emergency medical services to assist medical workers who must travel quickly to provide needed assistance. “We look forward to seeing everyone at the Osaka Expo in 2025,” Design Director Takumi Yamamoto said.
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