Marc Carter

Toyota is Working on a Real-Life Hovercar!

by , 06/15/14

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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.


Toyota, Toyota Prius, Toyota Hover Car, Hover Car, green car, green transportation, Hiroyoshi Yoshiki, flying car

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.

Related: GF7 Flying Car Reaches 550 MPH in the Air, Then Turns into an Electric Car on the Ground

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

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  1. ajdorsey ajdorsey June 15, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    all you do is produce a vent at the front of the car that produces lift when at speed throughout the framework of the car, then when the driver brakes or turns, the vent changes the force direction for the turn, or creates immense down force to stop quickly.

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