"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.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.