Watch: Pilot test drives 'flying car' in Japan

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A Japansese “flying car” start-up successfully got its vehicle off the ground and the pilot on board conducted a short test flight, video released on Friday, August 28, showed.

Tokyo-based SkyDrive said the test flight of its SD-03 model was held earlier in August and the vehicle was airborne for around four minutes at a test site in central Japan.

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The company says its the world's smallest flying car, measuring four meters in length and width with a height of two meters, and is designed to fit into parking spaces for two regular cars.

SkyDrive said in a press release it hopes to start a flying car transport service in 2023.

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