SkyDrive Japanese flying car to enter commercial service in 2026

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The SD-05 electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle, known as SkyDrive, is a great option for quickly traveling between airports and downtown areas instead of using taxis. In the near future, it is unlikely that many people will have one of these vehicles in their personal garage.

EH216 Completes Demo Flight Tour in 4 Japanese Cities to Mark 1,000-Day Countdown of Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai

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EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that its EH216 AAV has successfully completed a demo flight tour across 4 cities in Japan in July and expanded its footprint for the first time into the Kansai region, Kyushu region and Shikoku region after its demo flights in Okayama and Fukushima cities last year.

Suzuki promises to launch flying taxis by 2025

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The Japanese startup SkyDrive announced in 2020 that it plans to turn its first flying car prototype into a commercial model by 2023. Now, a new partnership could see their planes go on sale in even larger numbers. The company this week announced a partnership with Suzuki to develop a fleet of air taxis by 2025.