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Japan flying car startup looks to Osaka to help it take off

Ensuring safety and building public trust is essential: SkyDrive CEO

Companies around the world are racing to be the first to bring a flying car to market. (Photo courtesy of SkyDrive) 

TOKYO -- A Japanese flying car startup is eager to gain credibility with the public for its sci-fi-like mobility system by forging close ties with local governments and big companies in the western city of Osaka.

Tokyo-based SkyDrive, which is working on an electrically powered vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, signed an agreement last week with the Osaka municipal and prefectural governments to promote the industry.

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