Boeing 'flying car' prototype completes first test flight

Business / Tech Jan 24, 2019

Boeing 'flying car' prototype completes first test flight

Boeing said Wednesday its prototype "flying car" — part of a project aimed at "on-demand autonomous air transportation" — has completed its first successful test flight. The test of the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft was carried out Tuesday outside Washington, the company ...

Japanese government to give flying cars a jump-start

Business / Tech Jul 2, 2018

Japanese government to give flying cars a jump-start

The government will launch a public-private council this year to discuss the practical use of flying cars in hopes of bringing more companies outside the automobile industry into the effort, according to Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga. Given the slow development of such vehicles among ...

METI kicks off studies on putting flying cars into practical use

Business / Economy Mar 19, 2018

METI kicks off studies on putting flying cars into practical use

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has launched a series of studies into putting flying cars into practical use. The ministry said Monday that it intends to promote technological development and establish legislation through public-private cooperation on such futuristic vehicles, METI officials said. An advisory ...