Graphic of ambient noise generated by eVTOL.

eVTOL Noises Off (Or at Least Significantly Quieter)

Getting eVTOL technologies off the ground will be easy compared to getting communities to accept the noise they generate.

Reducing the impact of ambient noise eVTOLs will generate will be one of the keys to the implementation of successful UAM/AAM commercial operations.

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Delft University diagram showing how scientists tested remaining lithium-ion battery life.

Teaching eVTOL Batteries to Teach Themselves to Self-Diagnose

The lithium-ion batteries at the heart of the eVTOL revolution will be tasked with performance gymnastics unlike those asked of any electric-powered vehicles in history. Start. Stop. Take off. Fly. Land. And then . . . do it again. And again. The batteries will discharge power and need to be recharged dozens of times a…

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A map of the counties in the United States colored by the percent of annual acceptable flyable time slots of the airport closest to it.

Weather or Not – AAM Operators Need to Know

The ability to predict variations in temperature, visibility, wind, and cloud cover will impact AAM operations and profitability.

As advanced air mobility (AAM) and urban air mobility (UAM) operators prepare for takeoff, perhaps the one constant they can count on is weather. From hot today to chilly tomorrow, eVTOL operations are especially sensitive to weather. Scientists and researchers, Ashima Sharma, Jay Patrikar, Brady Moon, Sebastian Scherer, and Constantine Samaras conducted a study sponsored…

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Amazon's new drone on docking station.

Ring’s New Drone Cam Comes Home

Like, Inside Your Home

Amazon’s new Always Home Drone Cam is the latest in home security.

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Illustration showing software detecting drone.

Drones – The Good, the Bad, and the Amazing

Emerging drone technology

Drone technology is being used in many creative ways, not all of it good!

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A small drone with toroidal propellers

Toroidal Propellers May Quietly Pave the Way to UAM Package Deliveries and More

According to MIT research

Making drones quieter by redesigning propellers may be the key to public acceptance of unmanned deliveries.

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