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Flying cars at 2025 Expo: Japan crafts 'rules of the sky'

Toyota, Joby Aviation and Volocopter called in to help with legislation

A "flying car" being developed by Joby Aviation: unlike planes, these vehicles can take off vertically without a runway. (Photo courtesy of Joby Aviation)

TOKYO -- With flying cars inching closer to real-world use, Japan will start working on new legislation as early as next month to allow passengers on the soaring sedans at the World Exposition in Osaka in 2025.

The Japanese government expects flying cars to launch full-scale in urban areas by the 2030s. It wants to use the expo to promote the cutting-edge technology and smooth the way for their real-life adoption.

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