KUALA LUMPUR: Entrepreneur Development Minister Redzuan Yusof says the prototype of the flying car project is almost 85% complete and expected to be ready by the end of the year although it remains to be seen if it will be allowed to fly in the country.
He said he would inspect the prototype in Nagoya, Japan, where it is being constructed when he goes there to attend an aviation conference in September.
He added that discussions are being held on the matter with various ministries and departments, including the Civil Aviation Commission.
“We do not know if our ecosystem and regulatory bodies will allow us to fly the car here,” he told reporters when met after the launch of the SME Leadership Conference here today.
“If we are not allowed to fly it here, the launch will be held in Japan instead.”
The flying car prototype, known as the Vector, is being developed by the Aerodyne Group in collaboration with a Japanese partner.