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New Flying Technology Will Also Be Featured At The Detroit Car Show

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The Detroit auto show will also showcase cutting-edge aviation technology. On Monday, September 19, 2022, pilot and marketing manager for ICON Aircraft Suzanne Clavette is seated in an ICON A5 on the floor of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. ICON Aircraft is one of the companies showing its aircraft as part of the show’s Air Mobility Experience area.


As in previous years, attendees of the famed North American International Auto Show(NAIAS), which opened last week, may see the newest models from some of the largest automakers in the world.

But this time, they may also view what the organizers refer to as “the show above the show.”

Six air mobility pioneers from five different nations are represented by the Air Mobility Experience, which includes exhibits and demonstrations of electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, a hoverbike, a hoverboard, and a jet suit.

According to John George, the Air Mobility Experience’s chief creative officer, it “feels like the future.” Since I was a child, I had pondered this question: “When was that future going to arrive?”

And the response is “Now,” he added.

While some air mobility vehicles are displayed on the show floor, others have been spotted flying over the city.

This category includes the two-seat, amphibious, light-sport ICON A5, which owners can tow behind a pickup truck, an SUV, or vehicle.

Vacaville, California-based ICON Aircraft pilots performed demonstration flights along the Detroit River, landing on the body of water separating Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

“The reaction (of passengers) landing on the lake is generally my favorite,” said ICON’s marketing manager and a pilot. They piloted several A5 demo flights that sailed by the downtown Huntington Place convention centre, where the car show is located.

The most recent NAIAS was in January 2019. It made a smaller-scale comeback last week with fewer new model launches, journalists, and glitzier displays.


The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), formerly the Detroit Auto Show until 2022, is an annual auto show held in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States, at Huntington Place. From 1989 to 2019, the event was held in January. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, it was initially scheduled to move to the summer of 2020 but was postponed. It will return in September 2022. It ranks among the major auto shows on the continent. UPI says the event is “the premier setting for [car] manufacturers to introduce new products.”

A charity preview event, press preview days, and industry preview days precede the exhibition. The charity preview helps local children’s organizations by raising funds. The charity preview in 2004 and 2005 drew 17,500 attendees for $400 each, raising $7 million in total. The charity preview event raised more than $6 million in 2006 for the sixth year. In 2005, 24,711 seats were sold for the industry preview, including 6,897 for the press with credentials from 63 countries. [Needs citation] On the days the event was available to the public in 2018, approximately 800,000 people came; it is estimated that the show contributes more than $500 million in revenue to the regional economy.

The Car, Truck, and Utility of the Year and The EyesOn Design Awards for Design Excellence Award, established in 1994, are two significant honors given during the car show. About 55 automotive writers participate as judges for the North American Car, Truck, and Utility Vehicles of the Year awards, which are presented during the auto show’s preview period. Value, inventiveness, performance, safety, technology, and driver pleasure are all evaluated.

The media preview for the 2022 event took place on September 14, and the charity preview took place on September 16. The exhibition is presently running from September 17 to September 25. President Joe Biden stopped by the media preview, and Nile Rodgers & Chic performed at the preview for the charity.

The 2022 edition, which is back after a three-year break, has an entirely new plan, with the main exhibitions and most events taking place indoors at Huntington Place and other events taking place outdoors in nearby Hart Plaza. The semi-finalists for the 2023 North American Car, Truck, and Utility of the Year were revealed and shown at the show; the winners will be announced in January 2023.


The future of entertainment, in my opinion, is this, I’ll be honest. It’s not simply an auto show anymore. It’s a mobility event so that you can see all of those different kinds of vehicles, including flying cars,” George added.

Through Sunday, the show is on.

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