Detroit’s annual auto show has far fewer cars, but has some surprising innovations.
- The future of transportation is here and it’s electric, self-driving, and potentially aerial.
- Despite it being smaller than normal, it has not lacked new innovations. The show has brought forth new electric vehicles as well as flying care and generating excitement for what’s to come.
- The showroom is full of different companies showcasing the latest EV models. Ford, Jeep, and other carmakers have been proudly showing their latest advancements into the electric world.
- The “flying cars” are the most curious concept vehicles on display. A half-dozen startups are showcasing their future flying machines at this year’s show, according to Axios. Everything from electric vertical takeoff and landing(eVTOL) to air taxis were introduced.
Why it’s news
After a three-year hiatus, The 2022 North American International Auto Show has returned and is currently taking place in Detroit, Michigan.
The show is typically jam packed with new cars, but this year it has been smaller than most are used to.
The autoshow was noticeably smaller than years past, but it had exciting new innovations.
The show has not been limited to ground dwelling vehicles. One thing that has been different this year is all of the innovations into the world of aviation.
President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited the show. The pair wandered the showroom taking in the newest tech advancements.
“The vehicles here give me so many reasons to be optimistic about the future,” Biden said later on.
It’s not a shocker that all of the main advancements at the show are electric. The number of people wanting EVs has hit a tipping point, more than half of car buyers worldwide want EVs.The latest EY Mobility Consumer Index shows that 52% of people looking to buy a car want to buy an EV. This is the first time the number has exceeded 50%, representing a rise of 11 percentage points since last year.
A big change
The autoshow was once one of the biggest shows of the year, but this year it had noticeably fewer participants.
Many auto dealers sat the show out this year and two main reasons are not being able to keep up with demand as is and focusing money elsewhere.
The show is taking place September 14-25.