A car that hovers over the ground sounds like something from a popular science-fiction movie, but it may actually become a reality. Toyota has just revealed that its team of engineers are working on a real-life hovercar technology to make its vehicles more fuel efficient.
Hiroyoshi Yoshiki, Toyota’s managing officer recently spoke at Bloomberg’s Next Big Thing Summit in San Francisco where he stated that Toyota is currently studying the idea of a car that would levitate off the ground. Unfortunately it won’t be a flying car, like the Terrafugia, but instead the car would hover just above the road to reduce friction, which would help with fuel efficiency.
Yoshiki did not elaborate any further or provide any hints to a production version. So for now we’ll have to wait to see, but don’t be surprised if one day the Prius turns into a hover car.
Via The Verge