Airbus is developing flying cars out of their Silicon Valley office:
Airbus believes the global demand for the “flying cars” will run in to millions of vehicles and that demand will help reduce development costs.
“In as little as 10 years, we could have products on the market that revolutionize urban travel for millions of people,” said Lyasoff.
I know very little about aeronautical engineering and the challenges that front presents.
But I have heard speculation that in some ways autonomous flying taxis could be easier to implement than self-driving cars.
Airspace is less constrained than roadspace (at least for now), and fewer crazy things happen in the air. Cats don’t run across the road, for instance. Although I guess birds might.