Traveling like the Jetsons – the Switchblade flying car is about to be launched

The Jetsons gave us a glimpse of the future in their 60s cartoon. Now we are slowly getting closer and closer to the time of George Jetson and family, because yesterday the head of the family celebrated his birthday. According to the official site of the cartoon, George Jeton was born on 07/31/2022. But so far we are still missing something to the reality as we know it from television – the flying car.

However, that could change soon, because Switchblade by Samson Sky is probably the dream come true of every commuter who has spent his time in traffic jams once too often. The flying car, which has been 14 years in the making, is ready for its next and likely final series of tests. The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the flying car for flight testing, and so after successful testing, launch on the market could be just a few months away.

The innovative vehicle – or aircraft – has been designed as much as possible to resemble a luxury car and offers everything the driver’s heart desires. In addition to a hybrid electric drive, the car’s retractable wings are particularly unique. The so-called “switchblade” simply folds into the sides of the car after landing, making them disappear.

The car, which seats two people, can reach a maximum altitude of around 4,900 meters and travel at up to 260 kilometers per hour. But with market readiness imminent, the problem of insurance comes to prospective buyers. Due to the current lack of coverage by insurers, the company recommends taking out both car and aircraft insurance.
Currently, a price of 170,000 dollars is expected. Currently, interested parties can already get on the waiting list with a down payment of $2,000.

Perhaps Switchblade by Samson Sky is a first step towards the future as we know it from the Jetsons – the only question is, where are Rosie and Co?



Post image: Samson Sky

Alexander Pinker
Alexander Pinker
Alexander Pinker is an innovation profiler, future strategist and media expert who helps companies understand the opportunities behind technologies such as artificial intelligence for the next five to ten years. He is the founder of the consulting firm "Alexander Pinker - Innovation Profiling", the innovation marketing agency "innovate! communication" and the news platform "Medialist Innovation". He is also the author of three books and a lecturer at the Technical University of Würzburg-Schweinfurt.

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