The futuristic world depicted in Back To The Future could be closer than we thought.
A flying car has been tested in Japan and was able to hover steadily for about a minute using its four propellers.
Electronics firm NEC unveiled the technology at a facility in the city of Abiko, situated around 22 miles from Tokyo.
Two brief demonstrations took place inside a giant cage and those watching were told to wear helmets as a precaution.
The Japanese government aims to have people using flying cars by the 2030s and has backed the construction of a huge test course in an area devastated by the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disasters in Fukushima.
There are also hopes to use flying cars to connect islands in the Mie resort area, which is frequented by Hollywood celebrities.
Japan wants to become a world leader in the sector but could find itself competing with Dubai, which is also aggressively pursuing the technology.