Trust Us. Trust the Computers. Trust Us and the Computers?
The future of urban air mobility depends in part on how well humans and autonomous machines can team together.
Yes, No, and Maybe
Urban Air Mobility’s success, depends as much on where services are offered as it does on solving technological issues.
The time for strategic planning for UAM is now
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.
The 3 Most Important Site-Selection Factors: Location, Location, Location
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,…
Lithium Batteries Need Advanced Recycling; And, There’s the Rub
Flying cars will likely be powered by lithium batteries. How these batteries will be safely and economically recycled remains to be seen.
During the EnRicH 2021 European Robotics Hackathon, the San Antonio, Texas-based Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) successfully demonstrated an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that fully autonomously explored and mapped the interior of the Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant located in Zwentendorf an der Donau, Austria. The Zwentendorf plant is the world’s only nuclear facility that has been fully built but never activated. This makes…