It turns out NASA is researching the future of air travel and air taxi concepts. As we explore this possible future, we can find that our persons are ready to receive flying cars in everyone's garage.
Spoke and Hub and the future of Commercial Air Travel have changed dramatically over the last two decades. The proof is that the market is driven by the decline in air carriers and, of course, the recent acceleration in the market for fractional aircraft. Here are two great sites for you to read about this futuristic concept and fast-moving innovations:
Embry Riddle SATS program
NASA Langley SATS Program
We may appear earlier than we expected in flying cars, perhaps similar to movie cars. Report on Minorities with Tom Cruise. Of course, this is only one possible future. Net-Centric cars that lock into the system and interact with each other are like giant odor applications. No more traffic jams. The Spoke and Hub was the creation of a concept for larger airlines and Fred Smith's Fed Fed. But even now we see Fed Ex pre-sorting and shipping most packages straight than Memphis Mid-Night Sort. Which is really a sight to behold and is recommended for any logistics or distribution student as economies of scale almost pay for the extra spaces that many packages spend at night to get you up to 10 guaranteed the next day.
NASA is rapidly working on ways to improve the safety and efficiency of the movement of people around the globe, which will free up air traffic and ease some of our nation's recycled and used airports. Think about this.