Car manufacturers are always looking to make their cars more efficient. Toyota is no different.
However, the company’s efforts to make its vehicles more efficient have taken Toyota down a different road from its competitors. Well, actually off the road from its competitors. Toyota is looking at increasing efficiency of its cars by making them hover.
Hiroyoshi Yoshiki, the managing officer with Toyota’s technical administration group, says the plan is to get the car “a little bit away” from the road to reduce friction, acting less like a flying car and more like a hovercraft.
Yoshiki refused to acknowledge how long Toyota has been investigating cars capable of hovering above the road but he did say that the research is ongoing at one of the company’s “most advanced” research and development areas.