A rendering of the electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, also known as a flying car, that Japanese company Cartivator, a start-up backed by Toyota Motor Corp, is now developing ahead of its big reveal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Photo: Handout

Japan eager to be on board vertical take-off ‘flying cars’

All the flying car concepts, which are like drones big enough to hold humans, promise to be better than helicopters, which are expensive to maintain, noisy to fly and require trained pilots

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A rendering of the electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, also known as a flying car, that Japanese company Cartivator, a start-up backed by Toyota Motor Corp, is now developing ahead of its big reveal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Photo: Handout
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