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Contributor: Kyodo News JBN
Thursday, January 06 2022 - 17:00
SkyDrive Unveils Ultra-compact Emission-free Flying Vehicle at CES 2022
LAS VEGAS, Nevada and TOKYO, Jan. 6, 2022 /Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/ --

At CES (R) 2022 (Jan. 5-7), SkyDrive -- a Tokyo-based aero tech startup -- 
unveiled its ultra-light and compact flying vehicle, Model SD-03, that had 
completed testing for piloted flight. It is the first time for the company to 
showcase its full-scale SD-03 in countries other than Japan. 

People from around the world taking the pilot seat of full-scale SD-03:

SkyDrive's flying car is designed to vertically take off and land with superb 
stability and this emission-free electric vehicle enables fast and safe 
door-to-door transportation anywhere, including uses for emergency rescue. 
Model SD-05 is currently under development and eyed as an air taxi for World 
Expo 2025 in Osaka. SkyDrive recently advanced toward commercialization with 
the Japanese transportation ministry's acceptance of its type certificate 
application for SD-05 -- a major milestone that no other flying vehicle 
developers have reached in Japan. 

"The SD-03 model is the culmination of our expertise in drone technologies and 
aerodynamic engineering. What we want to see in the future is that SkyDrive's 
emission-free vehicles take off from and land in your parking lot and helipads 
atop buildings, making door-to-door air travel a realistic choice of daily 
urban transportation," SkyDrive Chief Operating Officer Takehiro Sato said. "We 
are working harder and faster than ever to make this once-in-a-century mobility 
revolution a reality."

SkyDrive exhibits:
Jan. 3: SD-03 miniature model at CES Unveiled (Mandalay Bay Level 2)
Jan. 5-7: Full-scale SD-03 for people to climb aboard at J-Startup Pavilion 
(Eureka Park)

Photos and videos at CES 2022:

SD-03 Specifications:

About SkyDrive Inc.
SkyDrive was established in July 2018 with the mission of "Leading a 
once-in-a-century mobility revolution." Since then, it has been furthering its 
development of flying cars and cargo drones and working in partnership with 
others to promote the shared vision of a future world where people can use air 
mobility as a means of transportation in their daily lives.

About CES
CES is one of the world's largest technology trade shows that takes place 
annually in Las Vegas. CES 2021 made history by bringing together more than 
2,000 companies, including 700 startups online -- a scale unheard of for 
all-digital events. CES will return to Las Vegas in 2022 while also holding 
digital exhibitions. At CES 2020 held prior to the new coronavirus pandemic, 
4,600 companies showcased 20,000 new products and services. 

Source: SkyDrive Inc.