What better way to beat the traffic then taking to the skies.

OK so there may be the odd plane to dodge but it's got to be better than the M25.

And home computer and electric car pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair says that the technology to create flying cars is almost available.

He told BBC Radio 4's PM programme that soon it would be "economically and technically possible" to create flying cars for individuals.

"It would need to be automatically controlled because we can't all learn to fly."

"The vehicle would take off from your home and fly to wherever you want to go."

"I'm sure it will happen and I am sure it will change the world dramatically", he predicted.

The flying machines will have to be powered by electricity he concluded.

Sinclair added that he is not working on developing flying car technology currently but said he would "love to be involved" with any effort.