‘Dude, where’s my flying car?’

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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
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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).

 
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3 thoughts on “‘Dude, where’s my flying car?’”

  1. With that jerky landing and takeoff it seems like japanese programming skill is below 3rd world.

  2. Takeda wrote:
    seems like japanese programming skill is below 3rd world.

     
    Ever hear of outsourcing?

  3. And, of course, to put an actual human being inside this flying contraption, after insurance and “unexpected last minute costs” this will wind up costing gazzillions of yen for a very brief run. But it will all be worth it in the end when we get to see the beautiful fire lit by Joji Jetson-san! :D

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