Flying cars, for many people, seem to have stayed in the realm of science fiction rather than real life. For now, though, the flying car industry is booming. More than 200 companies and organizations around the world are developing about 420 types of flying cars, according to the agency, and companies and private investors have invested tens of billions of dollars in more than 100 of them. Perhaps in a few decades or even a dozen years, it will mature and completely upend our daily life and social logic. Recently, the smart car group noted that Japan's flying car manned test flights were successful again.
It was reported that the MASC, a general corporation formed by aviation and automotive companies in Mizushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture, recently conducted a manned test flight of a two-seater "flying car" at Kasaoka Airport on February 22. They carried out two experiments in the morning and afternoon, both floating about 30 meters to the ground and maintaining steady automatic flight. It followed Japan's first outdoor manned flight in Oita on October 17. However, it is worth noting that a Chinese-made airframe was used in the test flight.
According to a report by Morgan Stanley, the global flying car market is expected to grow to 1.5 trillion dollars by 2040. The German consulting firm predicts there will be more than 98,000 flying cars in 95 major cities by 2050. At present, flying cars from manufacturers like Xiaopeng and Geely have made many breakthroughs in China.
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