The Japanese government wants to create the first traffic regulations for flying cars by 2020. The rules are in charge of a special council in which the technology developers and ministers meet. The first cars should be launched on the Japanese sky by 2023.
The Council will meet for the first time by the end of this year, creating traffic regulations and standards for the new generation of aerobuses. The result should be a demonstration of Japanese technological development at the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2020.
Tokyo plans to use the first flying cars for transportation in mountainous terrain and remote Japanese islands, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihida Suga said for The Daily Telegraph. They play an important role in rescue operations during natural disasters and can relieve the busy Japanese roads.
The development of new aero-mobile technologies is already underway by a number of Japanese start-ups. The latest electric prototypes resemble large unmanned machines capable of vertical takeoff and landing.
From a technological point of view, flying cars have great development, but Tokyo has not yet established any safety measures or operating regulations for flying cars. The newly assembled council will also include Ministers of Economy, Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism.
“The world is increasingly urbanized and urban transport is getting worse, building and maintaining roads is costly,” said Cartivator, head of Carnivore Rjútaró Mori, who praised the government. According to him, aerospace can solve transport problems as well as economic problems.