Toyota plans to develop “floating” cars

June 15, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Japanese engineers decided to get the car to rise above the carpet is not in order to teach it to fly.

Toyota mark photo

Toyota mark photo


One of the top managers Toyota Hiroesi Yoshiki said in an interview with The Verge, the company is considering a way to make cars soar above the roadway at a low altitude. According to him, this decision will be a good way to completely eliminate the rolling resistance and ultimately get more fuel efficient vehicles. Thus, we are not talking about creating a full-fledged flying machine modeled on the American Terrafugia Transition.

Toyota Camry Pic

Toyota Camry Pic

According to representatives of Toyota, they’re going to get some analogue of transport hovercraft. However Hiroesi Yoshiki declined to elaborate. He did not say anything about technical solutions, or about the timing of the appearance of such vehicles on the market. Apparently, it comes to work for the long term. It should be noted that the draft of a flying car, in addition to the company Terrafugia, work in other countries – in particular, the Slovak designer Stefan Klein built of steel and carbon Aeromobil, capable of accelerating to 160 km/h on the ground and up to 200 km/h – in air.

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