″ Dude, where’s my flying car?″
Japan is attempting to build a Jetson’s flying car to light the Tokyo Olympic cauldron in 2020.
Engineers hope to light Olympic cauldron with a flying car
The Asahi Shimbun ~ October 20, 2016
TOYOTA, Aichi Prefecture--A car that takes to the air to light the Olympic cauldron might sound like a fantasy, but young engineers are working here to make it a reality at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
The automotive and aviation engineers are aiming to run their vehicle on the track of the new National Stadium and fly it to the Olympic cauldron to light the flame at the opening ceremony …
ABOVE: Full-scale prototype of a flying car being developed in Toyota City, Aichi Pref., rises to the massive height of one meter. (Photo by Cart!vator).
Our previous reports of Japanese crap-tech and flying cars include:
- Low-tech life (BBC quotes Taro!) (3Yen / 2010-07-15)
- ‘Tokyo is like Blade Runner, without the flying cars’ (3Yen / 2004-12-01)
- Paper-thin scanner for my flying car (3Yen / 2004-12-12)