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Toyota-backed flying car getting development bases

Engineers race to make their dream come true in time for 2020 Tokyo games

Cartivator says a vehicle like this will be a reality in a few years.

TOKYO -- A volunteer organization backed by Toyota Motor and others to develop a flying car is making headway, announcing Thursday two development bases for efforts to have the vehicle ready for the capital's Olympic year of 2020.

Founded in 2012, the Cartivator project is spearheaded by young engineers from the Japanese automaker and elsewhere. Roughly 100 volunteers use their time off to get their shared dream, the Skydrive, off the ground.

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