Cartivator has completed the first phase of SkyDrive air taxi trials. Testing lasted four months and was recognized as completely successful, writes eVTOL with reference to the message of the company.
Cartivator has been developing the SkyDrive flying car since 2017. The length of the vehicle is 3.6 m, width – 1.7 m, and height – 1.1 m. It is planned that air taxis will be able to fly at speeds up to 100 km/h.
The flight altitude of the device will be 50 m – it is planned that it can simultaneously carry two passengers, as well as cargo weighing up to 400 kg. SkyDrive can fly both fully autonomous and under operator control.
Testing the prototype of an air taxi started back in 2018 – then the company planned to finish work on it and start mass production of SkyDrive for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, but this could not be done.
A new test phase, the first for a production SkyDrive, began in December 2019 and ended in March 2020. Testing was completely successful.
Now, the developers plan to completely complete the work on the device, get a flight certificate for it and start commercial production by 2023.