Japanese electronics maker NEC Corp. showed
a “flying car,” a large drone-like machine
with four propellers that hovered steadily for
about a minute.
The test flight reaching 3 meters (10 feet)
high was held in a gigantic cage, as a safety
precaution, at an NEC facility in a Tokyo suburb.
The preparations such as the repeated checks on
the machine and warnings to reporters to wear
helmets took up more time than the two brief
The Japanese government is behind flying cars,
with the goal of having people zipping around
in them by the 2030s.