Flying car developer SkyDrive has tested its first cargo drones this month in Toyota City, Japan, with more testing to follow.
With the drone, SkyDrive aims to change the way industries that need to transport heavy goods over difficult terrain.
The drone currently has a load capacity of 30kg, but SkyDrive says this could potentially rise to 50kg or even 80kg.
SkyDrive Chief Executive Tomohiro Fukuzawa said: “We are delighted to successfully test this world-leading technology. Our cargo drone has proven to deliver by safely lifting loads of up to 20kg in a mountainous area — saving time and money.
“We look forward to expanding on this success by testing heavier loads for customers in the future. Our quest is to create cutting-edge technology that will improve the productivity of businesses across the world — and today we celebrate a key milestone in making that happen.”
SkyDrive specialises in flying car technology, and was founded in 2018. It aims to test flying cars next summer, with release slated for 2023.