The soft wing flying car idea is not new of course.
This team designed and built one to follow the famous (Paris to) Dakar race but when the race was relocated to South America (but still called the Dakar???) the team flew London to Timbuktu instead. Some information can be found:http://www.parajetautomotive.com/
And a YouTube video or three is found:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufs_NcBEkLk
I like this video as it shows that takeoff & landing is not simple. Notice the video edit cuts during landing attempts...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCwuMUeR ... ature=fvwp
Great toys if you can afford it but the takeoff area required is not as easy to find as many would think.
It is NOT a helicopter. You aren't gunna lift off on the road behind the traffic jam ahead
The time and space needed to set up the wing and get it inflated before the driver can begin the takeoff run...
At least a limited pilot license (sport pilot?) would be required so the driver understands flight rules once he leaves the ground.
Just like any power flight vehicle I believe.
I love flying and I love driving but I don't see a vehicle that does both well in anything I have seen yet.
And I certainly don't want drivers who don't even drive, taking to the air!