For reasons that ought to be obvious, flying cars are an even dumber idea than rolling cars. But the trope, which dates back to at least 1927, continues, even at this seemingly very late date. The suggestion that automobiles are futuristic, rather than sociopathic, ecocidal, and outdated, is simply too tempting to pass up.
The latest trend is to roll the “flying cars” trope up into space, in fact.
Here is Lexus trying its hand:
This stuff will horrify our grandchildren, if we manage to bequeath them a world still capable of sustaining literacy and the study of history.