A Japanese start-up has launched a $680,000 (£495,000) high-tech hoverbike on Wednesday.
The ALI Technologies’ XTurismo Limited Edition counts electronics giant Mitsubishi and footballer Keisuke Honda among its backers.
The Tokyo-based company wants to have manufacture 200 single-rider 300kg (47-stone) hoverbikes by mid-2022.
Each is powered with a conventional engine and four battery-powered motors.
“Until now, the choice has been to move on the ground or at scale in the sky,” ALI Technologies chief executive Daisuke Katano said.
“We hope to offer a new method of movement.”