Posts by Dave Clarke

Kelekona's flying air bus concept

The Answer to Urban Air Mobility Congestion

Heads’ up, Airbus. There’s a new air bus coming to town. Actually, it’s coming to downtown, perhaps a downtown near you. Kelekona, a New York City-based start-up, has set its sights on developing a mass transit eVTOL as big as a city bus. With a payload of 10,000 lbs. (about 4500 kg), Kelekona is aiming…

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radar distance sensors

Is Low SWaP-C Radar the Key to Urban Air Mobility?

Low SWaP-C radar will facilitate the development of a feasible detect and avoid system and accelerate autonomous urban air mobility.

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Diagram of Advanced Air Mobility components.

Artificial Intelligence and Urban Air Mobility

In director Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 dystopian film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Man (astronaut, Dr. Dave Bowman) and Machine (the spaceship’s computer system, the “heuristically programmed algorithmic computer system” aka HAL) face off over control of the ship and the astronaut’s fate. As HAL’s artificial intelligence (AI) system develops a “mind of its own,” HAL’s interests…

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A flying car passes by the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Can You Afford a Flying Car?

When will the cost of flying cars (VTOLs) be affordable? It may be a moot point.

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UAM By the Numbers in the EU

The European Aviation and Space Agency (EASA) surveyed EU citizens and found they, in general, had positive feelings about integrating urban air mobility into their lives.

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Diagram illustrating issues with unmanned aircraft systems.

UAS Deconfliction: A Strategic Plan

The sky’s the limit, as the saying goes. Well, as it turns out, with millions of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) soon to take to the air for everything from small package delivery to surveillance and military actions, the sky is, in fact, limited. To prepare, aviation regulators around the globe are setting the stage —…

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