There is going to be something new in 2022 North American International Auto Show.
Known as the Detroit Auto Show, the show will showcase an “air mobility experience” that showcases “the sky’s the limit” in future mobility, according to organizers.
The ‘Show Above the Show’ will feature flight demonstrations and exhibits from six companies, including the light-sport aircraft maker Airplane ICON.
In addition to the ICON A5, other air mobility technologies will be present at the show:
- AIR of Tel Aviv, Israel will showcase its AIR ONE two-seat eVTOL aircraft, designed to “fly the skies.” AIR will also invite visitors to the Auto Show to “fly” in the cockpit of AIR ONE using a virtual reality simulator.
- Detroit’s Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX) will showcase its Sigma-6 eVTOL aircraft.
- AERWINS Technologies of Wilmington, Delaware and ALI Technologies of Tokyo will make the US debut of its XTURISMO Hoverbike. This hybrid electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle was inspired by the speeder bikes of “Star Wars”.
- Gravity Industries of Salisbury, England will showcase their patented Jet Suit which produces 1,000 horsepower.
- Omni Hoverboards of Montreal, Canada will be demonstrating their eVTOL Hoverboard.
Flight demonstrations of the XTURISMO, Gravity Jet Suit, ICON A5 and Omni Hoverboard begin September 14, 2022 and continue through September 18.
Air Mobility displays featuring AIR ONE, ASX’s Sigma-6 and ICON A5 will be featured inside Huntington Place for the duration of the show (September 14-25), according to organizers.
“This exciting addition to the show is a natural extension of the evolution of the transportation ecosystem, especially as people continue to search for creative ways to extend personal mobility,” said the show’s chairman. auto from Detroit, Joe Lunghamer. “Today we’ll be giving the auto show audience a taste of the future by taking a look at the full spectrum of mobility – from the thrill of human propulsion to amphibious vehicles you can keep in your backyard to industry-leading electric vehicles.”