Today, December 20, “The fourth council of officials and non-officials for transportation revolution” was held.

The representative for CARTIVATOR, Tsubasa Nakamura , and the representative for Sky Drive Inc., Tomohiro Fukuzawa, are participated in the council as members. The road map discussed frequently was published today. We will start business in 2023 (5 years later)!

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Homepage of Ministry of Economy, Trade and industry

The road-map of starting business in 2023(5 years later) is certain with our milestone!

The Minister of Economy, Trade and industry, Mr. Seko, strongly mentioned that “ Never turn out to be nothing but pie in the sky and try my best to overcome lots of issues like system organization, development of technology etc..”

The volunteer group, CARTIVATOR, and Sky Drive Inc. started the first Japanese outdoor flight test for the unmanned eVTOL (so-called flying car) in December, 2018 and succeeded the first flight on December 13, 2018.

We’ll overcome lots of technical problems by conducting design investigation tests after this, and further accelerate development for Manned car flight test in June 2019, Demo-flight in 2020, Sales release in 2023.

Furthermore, CARTIVATOR and SkyDrive Inc. will release a Future Movie, “Future World with SkyDrive – 2030” which shows the future mobility to utilize sky just like ground by the transportation revolution.

※ eVTOL(Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing)

■Inquiry about this topic

Volunteer group CARTIVATOR / SkyDrive Inc. P.R department

■About Volunteer group CARTIVATOR

Co-representative Director: Tomohiro Fukuzawa / Tsubasa Nakamura

■About SkyDrive Inc.

Representative Director: Tomohiro Fukuzawa

SkyDrive Inc. (Head office: Shinjuku, Tokyo / Representative: Tomohiro Fukuzawa)raised JPY 300 million fund by Drone Fund II (The official name: Chiba Dojo Drone Fund II investment Limited Partnership) With this fund raising, we will give wings to the development of flying cars and, further, the creation of the future mobile society.

 SkyDrive Inc. was established in July 2018 by people from volunteer group, CARTIVATOR targeting ”Demo-flight with flying car in 2020”.“Making a new epoch” is our mission, so Demo-flight in 2020(※), Sales release in 2023, Start mass production in 2026 are milestones and promote development / manufacturing / sales to put the flying cars in practical use.

※Toward the demo flight in 2020, we will develop flying car in collaboration with CARTIVATOR.

Drone Fund 2 deals with realization of the “Air mobility society” and puts work into the investment for the field related with flying cars. Drone Fund and SkyDrive were participated in the Public-Private Conference for the Future of Air Mobility. Both of us made presentations at the first meeting and develop a road map for realization of the flying cars.

The flying cars are anticipated to utilize in a time of disaster, to shorten the travel time, to improve travel convenience in isolated islands or mountains, to ensure quick delivery of both emergency and daily use.

Sky Drive and Drone Fund will accelerate each activity for revolution of sky transportation.

■Message from Representative Director: Kotaro Chiba

Drone Fund aims to realize the drone society and the air mobility society. It is possible to experience new sky transportation when the air mobility is utilized. Apply to disaster response, search and rescue can be expected too. SkyDrive Inc. was established by people with desire to make the flying car possible. SkyDrive Inc. has the potential to complete the first future car for free land & sky transportation in Japan and they should be supported. I hope that taking the lead for supporting by Drone Fund will be the movement to all Japan.

■Message from President: Tomohiro Fukuzawa

I really appreciate about the investment by our partner “Drone Fund” for realization of Air mobility society. It is the first time in about 100 years that new mobility industry is about to be started since Automotive & Aviation industry rose. The specialists from Aviation / Automotive / drone field gather and develop product which nobody sees. Beyond the industry, cooperate with private companies and government in aspects of technology, infrastructure, and institutional design, we will create products / service / atmosphere from scratch. This fund-raising will accelerate the project for “Free transportation world for everybody”.

■New Structure

Following this investment, Shintaro Takahashi - Partner and Chief Public Policy Officer of Drone Fund, will become an External Director of SkyDrive.

Furthermore, Mr. Mitsuhisa Kato – Chairman of TOYOTA CENTRAL R&D LABS., INC. and an advisor of CARTIVATOR, will take up the post of consultant for SkyDrive Inc.