For Japan, the goal is to be the world’s leading passenger drone manufacturer. A demonstration of a people-carrying quadcopter by NEC Corp. earlier this week took the country a step closer to that target. In a test facility in Abiko, a Tokyo suburb, the company had complete control of the flight.
When the battery-powered drone ascended to a height of about 10 Feet before descending to the ground, there was no one inside. According to the media, this was the first time a major Japanese business had demonstrated such a drone. Cartivator (the company’s partner) expects to commence mass production in 2026 at the earliest.
According to one of NEC’s project leaders, Kouji Okada, “Japan is a densely populated nation, and flying cars might considerably reduce the load on traffic. As a leader in air mobility, we’re providing location data and building up a network for flying vehicles to communicate with one another.
By the end of 2023, Japan plans to begin using drones to make deliveries. The administration anticipates allowing people to go by automobile during the next decade. In the meantime, the Drone Fund of Japan’s venture capitalists is injecting money into autonomous aircraft companies.
When it comes to cryptocurrencies, Japan has traditionally been a step ahead of the game. Governments throughout the world are trying to figure out how to deal with anything from Facebook’s Libra to Bitcoin. As of a few of years ago, bitcoin has been recognised as a legal medium of exchange, and permits for exchanges are now being issued by the Bitcoin Foundation. A SWIFT-like system to combat money laundering and oversee cryptocurrency transfers is now being developed by the nation’s government, according to media claims based on unnamed sources.###