Posts by Dave Clarke

Exterior shot of the Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare

Can UAVs Lead to Better Healthcare Outcomes?

In Milan, Italy, a group of researchers at IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele Advanced Technology in Health and Wellbeing, including Sara de Silvestri, Mirco Pagliarani, Filippo Tomasello, Diana Trojaniello, and led by Alberto Sanna, conducted a study to explore the potential for drones to deliver pharmaceuticals. The study, published by MDPI in March 2022, was part of Flying Forward 2020, “a three-year collaborative research project that will develop a new Urban…

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aerial night view of the lights of the NY Metro Region

Vertiport or Vertistop?

Much of the conversation regarding urban air mobility (UAM) has focused on vertiport location and how noise factors might affect site selection. Researchers at the University of Missouri’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering proposed a “novel two-phase location analytics model” published in the March 2022 issue of Decision Analytics Journal. One-Size-Fits-All May Not…

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Futuristic aircraft flying through an urban cityscape.

X-Team D2D

The EU’s X-TEAM D2D project met in December 2021. The team, organized by the Scandinavian Simulation Society (SIMS), Finnish Simulation Forum (FinSim), Finnish Society of Automation and University of Oulu, during the Federation of European Simulation Societies (Eurosim) Conference, was part of The X-TEAM D2D EXTENDED ATM FOR DOOR2DOOR TRAVEL conference. The project is working…

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An eVTOL, also known as a flying car, flies past the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Will Urban Air Mobility Take Off?

Urban Air Mobility’s success, depends as much on where services are offered as it does on solving technological issues.

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Flying cars in an urban skyscape.

The Flight Path to Urban Air Mobility Success May Be on the Ground

Planning for VTOLs (flying cars) is no longer a consideration for the far-off future. Today’s city planners must take into consideration urban air mobility (UAM) concerns.

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Listing of noise complaints at the top busiest airports in the U.S.

Vertiport Location Key to Urban Air Mobility Success

Trying to predict the impact the placement of urban air mobility (UAM) vertiports might have on passengers, communities, federal regulators, and eVTOL operators, students and professors at Indiana’s Purdue University devised and conducted a study, Evaluating the Impact of Urban Air Mobility Aerodrome Siting on Mode Choice. Using Chicago, Illinois’ Metropolitan area as a test,…

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