Thursday, June 12, 2014
Toyota Considers Building an Actual Hover Car
^^ A concept model of Toyota's fuel cell vehicle at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It's not exactly The Jetsons, but it's close.
Toyota's managing officer Hiroyoshi Yoshiki said at Bloomberg's Next Big Thing conference in Sausalito, California on Tuesday that the company may build a hover car in the future.
The reasoning behind the concept is that a hover car would combat road friction and enhance efficiency, Yoshiki said. He didn't elaborate on what fuel source would power the vehicle.
Although no solid plans have been made to build a prototype, the concept has been bandied about among Toyota's research and development teams, he added.
The news comes nearly six months after Toyota first announced at the 2014 International CES that its fuel cell vehicle electric concept car will hit the market in 2015.
See original article here.