Suzuki Motor Corporation has invested in SkyDrive Inc. a developer of “flying cars” and “cargo drones”.
SkyDrive and Suzuki created a partnership in March 2022 to engage in the fields of business and technology of “flying automobiles,” and have since considered future collaboration and commercial development. The investment will allow the two companies to strengthen their relationship, collaborate with other investing companies, and work toward the societal application of a new mobility of “flying automobiles.”
Suzuki will cooperate in development of technologies including weight reduction gained through the basic policy of “Sho, Sho, Kei, Tan, Bi (Smaller, Fewer, Lighter, Shorter, Neater)” and electrification, mass-production technologies, and business development in markets including India.
In the recent years, the demand for personal transportation have increased due to easing congestion and streamlining overall traffic in the urban areas, as well as shift in needs to “transport as needed”. In addition to providing mobility from the sea to the mountains through marine, motorcycle, and automobile businesses, Suzuki will make initiatives toward realizing the air mobility business.
Suzuki will contribute to forming future mobility society in which personal transportation and eco-friendly mobility will be needed.