It may not look exactly like the flying saucer George Jetson used to commute to work, but a prototype of the first flying car debuted at the Detroit auto show.
Note: Unfortunately, the flying car does not transform into a briefcase. It will still be a while.
Meet George Jetson
Just wait a moment. If you don’t know who George Jetson is, you need to do your homework – and I mean right now. (Some seasons are available to stream on HBO Max, Amazon, and other services.) Technically, “The Jetsons” was before my time, originally airing in prime time from 1962 to 1963, then becoming even more popular. as reruns aired in syndication. The show was set 100 years in the future, so it was a prediction of life in 2062.
And there was a very catchy theme song!
The flying car wasn’t the only thing predicted by The Jetsons. Anyone else have a robot vacuum named Rosie? Sure enough, the Jetsons’ robotic housekeeper has plenty of little namesakes, with irobot reporting that Rosie is by far the most popular nickname given to its robot vacuum cleaners.
Now back to the Auto Show
Sean Borman runs Aero Auto and spoke with WDIV-TV at the North American International Auto Show about the company’s XTURISMO.
“Either on a machine for personal use or on a vehicle like this that has so many functional applications like police, fire, medical rescue, public works and utilities,” Borman said.
He demonstrated the hoverbike at Detroit City Airport, allowing Detroit Fire Captain James Davis to take him for a ride, uh, a ride.
Davis noted that it was similar to riding a motorcycle, only in the air.
Borman guessed that a version of his company’s flying car could be available as early as 2024 or 2025.
Given that George Jetson’s birthday is estimated to be July 31, 2022, we’re hoping that by the time he’s old enough to drive, flying cars will indeed be part of our world.
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These Michigan restaurants have all sadly closed since appearing on national TV
You would think that an appearance on a national TV show like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives or Restaurant: Impossible would guarantee a restaurant’s success.
This was not the case for these six restaurants, which all closed after being featured on national television.