Toyota Could Take to the Air – Starting with 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Already the world’s largest automotive manufacturer, Toyota might soon dominate personal transportation on the ground — and in the air.

The industry giant is lending its support to a small Japanese tech firm, Cartivator Resource Management, that is developing a single-seat flying car it hopes to have ready to demonstrate in time for the opening ceremonies at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, a company spokesman confirmed. Longer-term, Toyota itself is looking at what it describes as “aerial solutions.”

Journalists film Cartivator's flying car during its demonstration in Toyota

Cartivator’s flying car takes to the air during a demonstration in Japan, June 3, 2017. REUTERS/Kwiyeon Ha