Toyota is investing $ 394 million in the US aerospace firm Joby Aviation, which is also developing a flying taxi. This was reported by the press service of the Japanese brand.
This is an apparatus with electric motors, which has the ability to take off and land vertically. Rotary screw motors with vertical take-off provide lift, and with horizontal flight they act as pulling units. A flying taxi from Joby Aviation will be able to reach a maximum speed of 320 km / h, and its flight range on a single charge will be about 240 kilometers.
The first information that Toyota is interested in developing the so-called flying car appeared in 2017. Earlier it was reported that the Japanese will present a ready-made model in 2020 at the Tokyo Olympics.