"Flying cars" have been around since the 1930s (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_car_%28aircraft%29). Modern materials and electronic technologies may make them more practical, but the basic fact remains that such a vehicle is a compromise--usually being a poor car with an acceptable airplane.
The cost factor will probably be the ultimate "decider" in whether a design is successful or just results in production of a few machines for wealthy enthusiasts. It may well be that the most efficient and cost effective solution may still be to pilot your plane and rent a car at the airport.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.