Why do we need Default method in a Java 8 Interface?

Default methods in an Interface provide backward compatibility feature in Java 8.

Let say there is an interface Car that is implemented by BMW, Chevrolet and Toyota classes. Now a Car needs to add capability for flying. It will require change in Car interface. Some of the car classes that do not have flying capability may fail. Therefore a Default Implementation of flying methods is added in Car interface so that cars with no flying capability can continue to implement the original Car interface.

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