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Former Sony, Toyota engineers accelerate Japan aerospace startups

Experience with jets and robots advances 'flying cars' and moon exploration

SkyDrive demonstrates an experimental "flying car" in August 2020. (Photo courtesy of SkyDrive)

TOKYO -- Former employees of Japan's major manufacturers are increasingly making their presence felt as CTOs at the country's aerospace startups.

These individuals have brought the know-how and experience they acquired at their former employers to help solve issues, speeding up time-consuming processes that require advanced technology. They not only help ensure safety, quality and cost reduction, but demonstrate great skills in their companies' management and sometimes even hiring.

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